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English noun: kettle

1. kettle (artifact) a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid


Broader (hypernym)pot

Narrower (hyponym)teakettle

2. kettle (quantity) the quantity a kettle will hold


Broader (hypernym)containerful

3. kettle (object) (geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits

Synonymskettle hole

Broader (hypernym)hole, hollow

Domain categorygeology

4. kettle (artifact) a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it

Synonymskettledrum, timpani, tympani, tympanum

Broader (hypernym)percussion instrument, percussive instrument

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