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stove

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noun \ˈstōv\

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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stove

  1. 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. 2 chiefly British :  a hothouse especially for the cultivation of tropical exotics; broadly :  greenhouse

Examples of stove in a sentence

  1. She put the pan on the stove over medium heat.

  2. I cooked the burgers on the stove.



Origin and Etymology 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


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stove

Definition of stove

  1. past and past participle of stave





STOVE Defined for Kids

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stove

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noun \ˈstōv\

Definition of stove for Students

  1. :  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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stove

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Definition of stove for Students

  1. past and past participle of stave




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