furnace

noun fur·nace \ ˈfər-nəs \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of furnace

: an enclosed structure in which heat is produced (as for heating a house or for reducing ore)

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Origin and Etymology of furnace

Middle English furnas, from Anglo-French forneise, from Latin fornac-, fornax; akin to Latin formus warm — more at therm


FURNACE Defined for English Language Learners

furnace

noun

Definition of furnace for English Language Learners

  • : one for melting metals

  • : one for heating a building or apartment


FURNACE Defined for Kids

furnace

noun fur·nace \ ˈfər-nəs \

Definition of furnace for Students

: an enclosed structure in which heat is produced (as for heating a house or melting metals)


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