noun ov·en \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

Rhymes with OVEN

OVEN Defined for Kids


noun ov·en \ˈə-vən\

Definition of OVEN for Kids

:  a heated chamber (as in a stove) for baking, heating, or drying
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