Meaning of BOILING in English


I. adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from present participle of boilen


a. : heated to the boiling point : bubbling from the action of heat

b. : intensely hot : torrid

under a boiling sun


a. : violently agitated : marked by swirling and eddying : seething

winds whipped the boiling sea

b. : intensely moved or stirred up

boiling with anger

• boil·ing·ly adverb

II. adverb

1. : to a boiling degree

some boiling hot coffee

2. : extremely , very

boiling mad

they got boiling drunk

III. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from gerund of boilen

1. : the action of boiling : subjection to boiling

2. archaic : group , batch , lot

the handsomest woman of her day, and the cleverest, the nicest, the best of the whole boiling — George Meredith

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