a container with a lid, handle and a spout, used for boiling wateran electric kettle(British English)I'll put the kettle on(= start boiling some water) and make some tea.
Word OriginOld Englishcetel, cietel, of Germanic origin, based on Latincatillus, diminutive of catinus
‘deep container for cooking or serving food’
. In Middle English the word's form was influenced by Old Norseketill.Extra examplesI’ll just boil the kettle.She made herself a sandwich while she waited for the kettle to boil.The kettle started to sing.Idioms