ov·​en | \ ˈə-vən How to pronounce oven (audio) \

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.

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Remove pan from oven and immediately release madeleines by rapping pan on counter. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Jasmine Madeleines With Lemon-Poppy Seed Glaze," 1 Mar. 2019 Remove baking sheet from oven and immediately pour vinegar onto sheet, stirring to loosen any browned bits. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Red Grapes and Cabbage," 7 Jan. 2019 Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Egg Puzzle Cookies," 7 Mar. 2019 The range features two electric ovens and a storage drawer, which provides high functionality. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "This Manhattan Kitchen Has the Most Surprising Stove," 7 Mar. 2019 On the menu: pasta, pizza (made in the on-site oven), charcuterie, and gelato. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Couple Took Over a Small Town in Italy for Their Medieval-Inspired Wedding," 28 Feb. 2019 None of the liquids or powders — nor a box of hazardous crystals, which was also found in the bags, and is usually used as an oven cleaner — were found to be part of explosive devices. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "'Suspicious' liquids found at Orlando Airport sicken 4 TSA officers, send 2 to hospital," 15 Aug. 2018 Preheat a broiler to high, or preheat an oven to 450 degrees. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "How to make Antoine's Baked Alaska at home," 1 Feb. 2018 Raytheon sold its Radarange ovens to restaurants, but Mr. Phillips wanted to break into the home market. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Raytheon’s Thomas Phillips: The CEO Who Refused to Tell His Own Story," 18 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of oven

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oven

Middle English, from Old English ofen; akin to Old High German ofan oven and perhaps to Greek ipnos oven

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English Language Learners Definition of oven

: a piece of cooking equipment that is used for baking or roasting food


ov·​en | \ ˈə-vən How to pronounce oven (audio) \

Kids Definition of oven

: a heated chamber (as in a stove) for baking, heating, or drying

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