noun \ˈə-vən\

: a piece of cooking equipment that is used for baking or roasting food

Full Definition of OVEN

:  a chamber used for baking, heating, or drying

Examples of OVEN

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Please take the pizza out of the oven.

Origin of OVEN

Middle English, from Old English ofen; akin to Old High German ofan oven and perhaps to Greek ipnos oven
First Known Use: before 12th century

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