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
Step 8: Remove from oven and let cool completely in the pan.
Preparation Preheat oven to 350°. Toast almonds on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing once, until slightly darkened in color and fragrant, 7–10 minutes.
Slightly cook the vegetables and meat in a frying pan before placing into the oven.
Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees, then reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees and continue baking for another 35 minutes.
A stainless-steel refrigerator, double oven, and wine cooler round out the ergonomically designed, triangular space.
Bagels, baked in Chuck Jackel's food truck, were fresh out of the oven.
When the baking sheets were in the oven, Nerissa licked her hands and then the beaters.
Bake on a cookie sheet coated with cooking spray in oven set at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.
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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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