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.
Recent Examples on the Web Wrap that in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Dec. 2021 Heat the oven to 425F. Toss the carrots with 1 tablespoon oil, salt, and pepper. Kate Krader, Fortune, 20 Nov. 2021 Eilish, 19, began by instructing to heat the oven at 350° before adding one cup of brown sugar to a mixing bowl. Greta Bjornson, PEOPLE.com, 16 Nov. 2021 Heat the oven to 350 degrees with a rack in the middle position. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Oct. 2021 Heat the oven to 350 degrees and roast the pork belly for 75 to 90 minutes, depending on the pork belly’s thickness. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Oct. 2021 For the pancakes and bacon: Heat the oven to 200°F, with a baking sheet on the middle rack. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 Sep. 2021 Heat the oven to 400 F. Prepare half sheet pan and line with parchment. Dallas News, 9 Aug. 2021 Or, pre-heat the oven from afar to cut down on cooking time. Alice Park, Time, 5 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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“Oven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oven. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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


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