boiler
noun Date: circa 1540 1. one that boils 2. a. a vessel used for boiling b. the part of a steam generator in which water is converted into steam and which consists usually of metal shells and tubes c. a tank in which water is heated or hot water is stored

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  • Boiler — Boil er, n. 1. One who boils. [1913 Webster] 2. A vessel in which any thing is boiled. [1913 Webster] Note: The word boiler is a generic term covering a great variety of kettles, saucepans, clothes boilers, evaporators, coppers, retorts, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boiler — BÓILER, boilere, s.n. Cazan special de încălzire automată a apei, folosit la instalaţiile de apă caldă curentă. – Din germ. Boiler. Trimis de valeriu, 21.03.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  bóiler s. n. (sil. boi ), pl. bóilere Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004 …   Dicționar Român

  • Boiler — Sm Gerät zur Bereitung von heißem Wasser erw. fach. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. boiler, einem Nomen instrumenti zu ne. boil kochen, erhitzen , aus afrz. bolir, aus l. bullīre (eigentlich Blasen werfen ), einer Ableitung von l. bulla f …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • boiler — (n.) 1540s, agent noun from BOIL (Cf. boil) (v.). Meaning vessel for boiling is from 1725; steam engine sense is from 1757. Boilermaker shot of whiskey with a glass of beer is short for boilermaker s delight (1910), strong cheap whiskey, so… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Boiler — »Warmwasserspeicher«: Das Substantiv wurde im 20. Jh. aus engl. boiler entlehnt. Dies gehört zu engl. to boil »aufwallen machen; erhitzen«, das über mengl. boilen auf afrz. boillir (= frz. bouillir) < lat. bullire zurückgeht; Stammwort ist lat …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Boiler — Boil er, n. A sunken reef; esp., a coral reef on which the sea breaks heavily. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boiler — n. m. (Belgique, Suisse) Chauffe eau …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • boiler — / bɔIlə/, it. / bɔiler/ s. ingl. [der. di (to ) boil bollire ], usato in ital. al masch. [apparecchio adibito al riscaldamento dell acqua] ▶◀ bollitore, riscaldatore, scaldaacqua, scaldabagno …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • boiler — Voz inglesa, usada con cierta frecuencia en el español de México, para designar el aparato de uso doméstico que sirve para calentar el agua corriente. Es anglicismo innecesario, por existir las voces españolas calentador y caldera, de sentido… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • boiler — /ˈbɔiler, ingl. ˈbɔɪlə(r)/ [vc. ingl., propriamente «bollitore»] s. m. inv. scaldacqua, scaldabagno …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • boiler — ► NOUN 1) a fuel burning apparatus for heating water, especially a device providing a domestic hot water supply or serving a central heating system. 2) Brit. informal a chicken suitable for cooking only by boiling …   English terms dictionary

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