ov·en | \ ˈə-vən \

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 from the oven, transfer to a cutting board, and let rest for 5 minutes. Robin Currie, Philly.com, "Bring the tapas bar home with 'Boqueria'," 5 July 2018 Serve the turnovers warm from the oven with the salsa condiment for dunking. Jeanmarie Brownson, charlotteobserver, "Warm cheese meets fresh herbs in a happy springtime marriage," 19 June 2018 Remove cake from oven and let cool completely before frosting. 1. Alison Roman, The Cut, "Forget Engagement Chicken. Meet Breakup Steak.," 6 June 2018 Remove from the oven and let the pies rest for 5 minutes before serving. The Courier-Journal, "A shareable potluck classic goes fun with broccoli and cheese pies for one," 2 June 2018 According to video surveillance footage obtained at the scene, Essa stuck Caruth with a pizza peel — the large, wooden spatula used to transport pizzas to/from the hot oven. Essence.com, "NYC Man Says A Restaurant Worker Called Him Racial Slurs And Beat Him," 1 June 2018 Or, roast in oven for five minutes for a drier, meatier texture. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "More than just a gastropub. Food at Monnik is as awesome as the beer," 10 July 2018 Egg yolk provides rich color, browning easily in the oven; egg white provides a nice sheen. Noelle Carter, charlotteobserver, "Grilling burgers this summer? Up your game with these homemade bun recipes," 6 July 2018 Most of the ingredients are packaged in a hipster-friendly Mason jar, so the aspiring baker needs to add only eggs and butter before popping the dough in the oven to create 24 to 36 cookies. USA TODAY, "7 new products that show how the food industry is making meals faster," 4 July 2018

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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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The first known use of oven was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of oven

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


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Kids Definition of oven

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

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