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

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
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


Definition of STOVE

past and past participle of stave
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