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1stove

noun \ˈstōv\

: a flat piece of kitchen equipment for cooking that usually has four devices (called burners) which become hot when they are turned on and that often is attached to an oven

: a device that burns fuel for heating or cooking

: an oven or furnace that is used for hardening, burning, or drying something (such as pottery)

Full Definition of STOVE

1
a :  a portable or fixed apparatus that burns fuel or uses electricity to provide heat (as for cooking or heating)
b :  a device that generates heat for special purposes (as for heating tools or heating air for a hot blast)
c :  kiln
2
chiefly British :  a hothouse especially for the cultivation of tropical exotics; broadly :  greenhouse

Examples of STOVE

  1. She put the pan on the stove over medium heat.
  2. I cooked the burgers on the stove.

Origin of STOVE

Middle English (Scots), heated room, steam bath, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German, from Vulgar Latin *extufa, ultimately from Latin ex- + Greek typhein to smoke — more at deaf
First Known Use: circa 1618

Rhymes with STOVE

2stove

Definition of STOVE

past and past participle of stave
STOVE Defined for Kids

1stove

noun \ˈstōv\

Definition of STOVE for Kids

:  a device usually of iron or steel that burns fuel or uses electricity to provide heat (as for cooking or heating)

2stove

Definition of STOVE for Kids

past and past participle of stave
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