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Issues such as transparency often boil down to which side of - pick a number - 40 you're on. Under 40, and transparency is generally considered a good thing for society. Over 40, and one generally chooses privacy over transparency. On every side of this issue, hypocrisy abounds.
Graydon Carter

Meaning of "boil" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BOIL

From Old French boillir, from Latin bullīre to bubble, from bulla a bubble.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BOIL

boil  [bɔɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Boil is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb boil in English.

WHAT DOES BOIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

boil

Boil

A boil, also called a furuncle, is a deep folliculitis, infection of the hair follicle. It is most commonly caused by infection by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, resulting in a painful swollen area on the skin caused by an accumulation of pus and dead tissue. Individual boils clustered together are called carbuncles. Most human infections are caused by coagulase-positive S. aureus strains, notable for the bacteria's ability to produce coagulase, an enzyme that can clot blood. Almost any organ system can be infected by S. aureus.

Definition of boil in the English dictionary

The first definition of boil in the dictionary is to reach or cause to reach boiling point. Other definition of boil is to cook or be cooked by the process of boiling. Boil is also to bubble and be agitated like something boiling; seethe.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BOIL

PRESENT

Present
I boil
you boil
he/she/it boils
we boil
you boil
they boil
Present continuous
I am boiling
you are boiling
he/she/it is boiling
we are boiling
you are boiling
they are boiling
Present perfect
I have boiled
you have boiled
he/she/it has boiled
we have boiled
you have boiled
they have boiled
Present perfect continuous
I have been boiling
you have been boiling
he/she/it has been boiling
we have been boiling
you have been boiling
they have been boiling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I boiled
you boiled
he/she/it boiled
we boiled
you boiled
they boiled
Past continuous
I was boiling
you were boiling
he/she/it was boiling
we were boiling
you were boiling
they were boiling
Past perfect
I had boiled
you had boiled
he/she/it had boiled
we had boiled
you had boiled
they had boiled
Past perfect continuous
I had been boiling
you had been boiling
he/she/it had been boiling
we had been boiling
you had been boiling
they had been boiling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will boil
you will boil
he/she/it will boil
we will boil
you will boil
they will boil
Future continuous
I will be boiling
you will be boiling
he/she/it will be boiling
we will be boiling
you will be boiling
they will be boiling
Future perfect
I will have boiled
you will have boiled
he/she/it will have boiled
we will have boiled
you will have boiled
they will have boiled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been boiling
you will have been boiling
he/she/it will have been boiling
we will have been boiling
you will have been boiling
they will have been boiling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would boil
you would boil
he/she/it would boil
we would boil
you would boil
they would boil
Conditional continuous
I would be boiling
you would be boiling
he/she/it would be boiling
we would be boiling
you would be boiling
they would be boiling
Conditional perfect
I would have boil
you would have boil
he/she/it would have boil
we would have boil
you would have boil
they would have boil
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been boiling
you would have been boiling
he/she/it would have been boiling
we would have been boiling
you would have been boiling
they would have been boiling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you boil
we let´s boil
you boil
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to boil
Past participle
boiled
Present Participle
boiling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BOIL


Boyle
bɔɪl
broil
brɔɪl
charbroil
ˈtʃɑːˌbrɔɪl
coil
kɔɪl
Doyle
dɔɪl
foil
fɔɪl
gargoyle
ˈɡɑːɡɔɪl
Hoyle
hɔɪl
oil
ɔɪl
recoil
rɪˈkɔɪl
soil
sɔɪl
spoil
spɔɪl
toil
tɔɪl
topsoil
ˈtɒpˌsɔɪl
trefoil
ˈtrɛfɔɪl
turmoil
ˈtɜːmɔɪl
voile
vɔɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOIL

boil away
boil down
boil down to
boil off
boil over
boil up
boil-in-a-bag
boil-in-the-bag
boilable
Boileau
boiled
boiled egg
boiled potatoes
boiled shirt
boiled sweet
boiler
boiler house
boiler room
boiler suit

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOIL

aluminum foil
argan oil
burn the midnight oil
coconut oil
cooking oil
crude oil
essential oil
fuel oil
gas oil
heavy crude oil
motor oil
olive oil
palm oil
sunflower oil
sunflower seed oil
the good oil
the soil
tung oil
vegetable oil
virgin olive oil

Synonyms and antonyms of boil in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BOIL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «boil» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of boil

Translation of «boil» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOIL

Find out the translation of boil to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of boil from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «boil» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

煮沸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cocer
570 millions of speakers

English

boil
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फोड़ा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَسْلُقُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

варить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ferver
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফুটান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

faire bouillir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

didih
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kochen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

沸かす
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

...을 끓이다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Godhok
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đun sôi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொதி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उकळणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kaynama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lessare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zagotować się
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

варити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a fierbe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βράζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kook
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

koka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

koke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of boil

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOIL»

The term «boil» is very widely used and occupies the 17.283 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOIL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about boil

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10 QUOTES WITH «BOIL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word boil.
1
John Bradley-West
When you boil war down or all conflict down to two people, it's a great advert for humanity sometimes. People can find connections with each other, regardless of the bigger picture.
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Peter Brook
I've always worked a bit like a cook in a big restaurant, where you've got lots and lots of things laid out and you go and look into one cauldron and you look into the other and you see what's coming to the boil.
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Dana Brunetti
The cars haven't advanced that much since we were kids. When you boil it down, it's still a gas combustion engine.
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A. J. Buckley
When you boil down the real facts and statistics of what carbon dioxide is doing to this planet... to not feel like you have to do something... I don't think you're human.
5
Paige Butcher
Actually, I'm not a gym rat. I'm not a gym person - I've never been. I've always been blessed to be thin. If I'm waiting for the kettle to boil, I'm doing 15 lunges.
6
Alastair Campbell
Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that 'all people are really interested in' are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong.
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Graydon Carter
Issues such as transparency often boil down to which side of - pick a number - 40 you're on. Under 40, and transparency is generally considered a good thing for society. Over 40, and one generally chooses privacy over transparency. On every side of this issue, hypocrisy abounds.
8
David Chalmers
Things are still in early stages, but one can imagine that as we build up and systematize our theories of these associations, and try to boil them down to their core, the result might point us toward the sort of fundamental principles I advocate.
9
Neneh Cherry
We'd boil this whisky because we thought that would make it stronger. So we thought we were getting drunk, but in fact there'd be no alcohol left in it.
10
Billy Childish
I've not been an admirer of contemporary music since punk rock went off the boil in 1977, but once a year I'll listen to 'Spiral Scratch' by the Buzzcocks, or 'Hippy Hippy Shake' by the Swinging Blue Jeans. Otherwise, I can put up with Chopin or shakuhachi flute in the background.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOIL»

Discover the use of boil in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to boil and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to Boil Water
Richly illustrated with full-color photography demonstrating basic cooking techniques, an entertaining and useful cookbook for the absolute beginner explains how to concoct a variety of simple, delicious dishes without fuss, covering ...
Food Network (Firm), Food Network Kitchens, 2006
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The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, ...
Science has never been so easy--or so much fun! With The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments.
Tom Robinson, 2001
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Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them: And 100 Other Myths ...
This handy book explains how knowing the truth behind these urban legends can help you be a better chef in your own home and offers twenty-five delicious recipes so you can practice.
Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough, 2011
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Doctor on the Boil
In Doctor on the Boil, Richard Gordon's prescription in as effervescent and hilariously stimulating as ever. The work-shy Dr. Grimsdyke is still at St. Swithan's--the same as ever despite the world having moved on around him.
Richard Gordon, 2001
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Lowcountry Boil
Unjustly sent to prison by a corrupt and ambitious judge, Sam Larkin, a former Merchant Marine and Louisiana environmental officer, struggles to rebuild his life in Covington, South Carolina, only to stumble upon a dangerous conspiracy ...
Carl T. Smith, 2003
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Ten Bodies, Two Bikes and a Boil - Lands End to John ...
This book is a must read for anyone contemplating the challenge and includes daily maps, road and traffic conditions as well as the contour of the route.
Chris Gooderham, 2008
7
Quick Boil Some Water: The Story of Childbirth in our ...
A look at childbirth in the 1940s, '50s and '60s using first-person accounts and examining the lives of women through popular magazines of the time.
Yvonne Barlow, 2007
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The Homebrewer's Journal: From the First Boil to the First ...
"Record: ABV calculations, observations on fermentation, tasting notes"--Cover.
Drew Beechum, 2013
9
Florida on the Boil: Recommended Novels and Short-story ...
Numerous Florida fiction writers, past and present, are represented in the book, including such diverse talents as Edna Buchanan, Harry Crews, Connie May Fowler, and others.--Excerpted from book cover.
Kenneth F. Kister, 2007
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Not Your Mama's Felting: The Cool and Creative Way to Get it ...
Soap also speeds up the felting process opening up the fibers even more Tea kettle, liquid measuring cup, and dish soap. How NCDT to EmiiWaier It may sound silly, but there is a right and wrong way to boil water. The wrong way involves ...
Amy Swenson, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term boil is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bossier boil advisory lifted - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News …
A boil advisory issued roughly two weeks ago for the Central Bossier Water System in Bossier Parish has been lifted, according to officials with ... «KTBS, Jul 15»
2
Reward Your Beach Body With a Crab Boil, Celebrity Chef Bagels …
Jamaican Jerk Crab Boil, Miss Lily's 7A Cafe, 109 Avenue A, Monday, 5 p.m.. Beginning this week and taking place every Monday through ... «Village Voice, Jul 15»
3
Boynton Park tensions boil over; city employee at center of …
The city was tight-lipped about a violent clash at Boynton Park on July 4, saying only that there was an investigation ongoing. The incident is ... «Worcester Mag, Jul 15»
4
Etoile Water Supply PWS issues boil-water notice for Nacalina su …
This water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or ... «KTRE, Jul 15»
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Thousands of people under boil water advisory after heavy rains …
Oceana (WVVA) Thousands of people are under a boil water advisory after heavy rains wreak havoc in Wyoming County. After a tree knocked ... «WVVA TV, Jul 15»
6
Boil-water advisories
The Department of Health and Human Resources has issued a boil-water advisory for the entire Oceana water system following a water main ... «Charleston Gazette, Jul 15»
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Despite business push Trump, SF shooting could bring back …
Despite business push Trump, SF shooting could bring back immigration boil. Jul 6, 2015, 2:32pm MST. Mike Sunnucks. Phoenix Business Journal. Share. «Phoenix Business Journal, Jul 15»
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Boil Water Order Stays in Effect in Caney Kansas - Bartlesville Radio
Even though water levels are back up, the boil water advisory issued on July 2 for Caney, Kansas will be in effect for sometime longer. «Bartlesville Radio, Jul 15»
9
Boil Water issue for Dist. #4
A boil water ordinance is in effect for about 500 customers of PSWD #4 following a break in the main line on Friday night. The line is repaired, ... «The Daily Statesman, Jul 15»
10
Village issues boil order for street - The Telegraph - thetelegraph.com
GLEN CARBON – The village of Glen Carbon issued a boil order Tuesday for residents living on a short stretch of Ginger Creek Drive.As of 3 ... «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»

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