- (US) A container for boiling liquids or cooking food.
- William cooked the beans in a kettle.
- (UK) A container for boiling water for tea; a teakettle.
- Stick the kettle on and we'll have a nice cup of tea.
- A pothole.
- The collective noun for a group of airborne hawks.
- (rail transport); (slang) A steam locomotive
- (music) A kettledrum.
- (geology) A kettle hole.