Definition of oven
: a chamber used for baking, heating, or drying
Examples of oven in a Sentence
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Please take the pizza out of the oven.
Recent Examples of oven from the Web
The kitchen has a custom wood ceiling with granite counters, stainless appliances, double ovens, a gas cooktop and hardwood floors.
Wolen plans to make much use of the restaurant's wood-burning oven and rotisserie; this will be a simpler concept than Wolen's Boka.
Our broiled sea scallops featured lots of specimens, glistening in a pool of butter, but the seafood should have been pulled out of the oven sooner.
Sciamadde specialize in subtly flavored tarts and pancakes, baked in deep, old woodburning ovens on copper pans, each as big as a tractor wheel.
When they are done to your liking, remove from the oven and serve!
Yay Area, pride reached ghost pepper-like heat, technical problems with an oven forced Ayesha Curry to improvise.
Wait until the oven is cool to add water to clean it.
There, the garages — the hot ovens used to fire glass — stay fired up 24 hours a day.
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Origin and Etymology of oven
Middle English, from Old English ofen; akin to Old High German ofan oven and perhaps to Greek ipnos oven
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
OVEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oven for English Language Learners
: a piece of cooking equipment that is used for baking or roasting food
OVEN Defined for Kids
Definition of oven for Students
: a heated chamber (as in a stove) for baking, heating, or drying
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