Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
boil1

boil1

 
pronunciation:
boIl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
boil down, boil over
features:
Word Builder, Word Explorer
part of speech: verb
inflections: boiled, boiling, boils
definition 1: to change from a liquid to a gas by heating.
similar words:
seethe, steam
definition 2: to be very angry.
She boiled at the news that she did not make the team.
synonyms:
rage
similar words:
ferment, seethe, simmer, sizzle, steam, stew
definition 3: to heat to boiling.
You must boil the water before pouring it over the tea leaves.
similar words:
cook
definition 4: to cook by boiling.
I like to boil eggs for breakfast.
synonyms:
poach
similar words:
brew, simmer, steam, stew
phrase: boil down
phrase: boil over
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the state or act of boiling.
When the water reaches a boil, add the noodles.
derivations: boilable (adj.), boiling (adj.)
Word Builder: boil +
  • boiler:
    a large appliance that supplies heat by boiling water to make steam.
Word Explorer
See
  cook, water