Cauldron vs Basin - What's the difference?

cauldron | basin |

As a noun cauldron

is a large bowl-shaped pot used for boiling over an open flame.

As a proper noun basin is

a cdp in montana.



Alternative forms

* caldron


(en noun)
  • A large bowl-shaped pot used for boiling over an open flame.
  • * 1623 , William Shakespeare, Macbeth , Act IV, Scene I:
  • Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
  • * 1997 , J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , Raincoast Books, ISBN 9781551923963, page 102:
  • * 2004 , Carl Neal, The Magick Toolbox: The Ultimate Compendium for Choosing and Using Ritual Implements and Magickal Tools , Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC (2004), ISBN 9781578633241, unnumbered page:
  • Large cauldrons are a little tricky to locate, but are well worth the search if you have a place to safely store and use one.
  • *
  • Synonyms

    * (l)




    (en noun)
  • A bowl for washing, often affixed to a wall.
  • (geography) An area of land from which water drains into a specific river.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Douglas Larson , title=Runaway Devils Lake , volume=100, issue=1, page=46 , magazine= citation , passage=Devils Lake is where I began my career as a limnologist in 1964, studying the lake’s neotenic salamanders and chironomids, or midge flies. […] The Devils Lake Basin' is an endorheic, or closed, ' basin covering about 9,800 square kilometers in northeastern North Dakota.}}
  • (geography) A rock formation scooped out by water erosion.
  • Synonyms

    * (bowl) sink

    Derived terms

    * basin of attraction * catchment basin * Chad Basin * drainage basin * oceanic basin * sedimentary basin * Tarim Basin

    See also

    * (wikipedia "basin") *


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