Caldron Cal"dron (k[add]l"dr[u^]n), n. [OE. caldron, caudron, caudroun, OF. caudron, chauderon, F. chaudron, an aug. of F. chaudi[`e]re, LL. caldaria, fr. L. caldarius suitable for warming, fr. caldus, calidus, warm, fr. calere to be warm; cf. Skr. [,c]r[=a] to boil. Cf. {Chaldron}, {Calaric}, {Caudle}.] A large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron. [Written also {cauldron}.] ``Caldrons of boiling oil.'' --Prescott. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • caldron — [kôl′drən] n. [ME & Anglo Fr caudron < OFr chauderon < L calderia: see CALDARIUM] 1. a large kettle or boiler 2. a violently agitated condition like the boiling contents of a caldron …   English World dictionary

  • caldron — spelling of CAULDRON (Cf. cauldron) prefered by other dictionary editors …   Etymology dictionary

  • caldron — cal|dron [ kɔldrən ] noun count 1. ) => NOTE a large round metal container used for cooking over a fire 2. ) usually singular MAINLY JOURNALISM a dangerous or exciting situation where you cannot be sure what will happen next: a caldron of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • caldron — American spelling: caldron noun (C) a large round metal pot for boiling liquids over a fire: a witch s cauldron …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • caldron — var. of CAULDRON. * * * caldron another spelling of cauldron n …   Useful english dictionary

  • caldron — variant of cauldron …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caldron — /kawl dreuhn/, n. cauldron. * * * …   Universalium

  • Caldron — This is one of a group of surnames which can be classed as European in that in one spelling or another it has origins in every country. Recorded in the spellings of Cauldron, Caulderon Cowdron (English), Chaudron and Codron (French), Caldero,… …   Surnames reference

  • caldron — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. kettle, boiler, vat; see container , pan , pot 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. boiler. see kettle …   English dictionary for students

  • caldron — cal|dron [ˈko:ldrən US ˈko:l ] n the American spelling of ↑cauldron …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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