Simple Definition of stove
: 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
1a : 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 in a sentence
She put the pan on the stove over medium heat.
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
Definition of stove
past and past participle of stave
STOVE Defined for Kids
Definition of stove for Students
: a device usually of iron or steel that burns fuel or uses electricity to provide heat (as for cooking or heating)
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