(1)   The temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level
"The brought to water to a boil"
(2)   A painful sore with a hard core filled with pus


(3)   Cook in boiling liquid
"Boil potatoes"
(4)   Bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point
"Boil this liquid until it evaporates"
(5)   Come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor
"Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"
(6)   Be in an agitated emotional state
"The customer was seething with anger"
(7)   Be agitated
"The sea was churning in the storm"


  1. A localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection.

Etymology 2

From (French: ), from , present active infinitive of , from .


  1. The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.
    Add the noodles when the water comes to the boil.
  2. A dish of boiled food, especially based on seafood.
  3. The collective noun for a group of hawks.


  1. To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.
    Boil some water in a pan.
  2. To cook in boiling water.
    Boil the eggs for two minutes.
  3. Of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas.
    Pure water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
  4. Said of weather being uncomfortably hot.
    It’s boiling outside!
  5. To feel uncomfortably hot.
    I’m boiling in here – could you open the window?

be baking, be scorching, be sweltering be baking, be stewing

See also

See also