oven

noun
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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Correlle plates and serving platters: Available in different patterns and colors, Correlle dinnerware comes with a three-year replacement warranty against breaking, is lightweight and thin, and is safe to use in microwaves, dishwashers, and ovens. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018 Note: The total time does not include cooling time. Make Cake: Heat oven to 325°F. Woman's Day Test Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Forest Friends Cake," 25 Oct. 2018 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 15- by 10-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Sparkly Apple Slab Pie," 23 Oct. 2018 Nearly half of all respondents (45 percent) prefer the microwave when preparing foods for snacks or snack mealsover the conventional oven, toaster oven, air fryer and home fryer. Zoya Gervis, Fox News, "Majority of Americans no longer eat 3 meals a day, study finds," 27 Sep. 2018 The Kylie Cosmetics Kylie Jenner x Jordyn Woods collection is still piping hot from the beauty ovens, but that hasn't stopped our favorite young billionaire from teasing even more new products. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Kylie Jenner Teased Two New Peach and Burgundy Eye Shadow Palettes," 26 Sep. 2018 Heat remaining tablespoon oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Cider-Braised Chicken-and-Fennel Panzanella," 21 Sep. 2018 Two ovens that are separate from the cooktop are raised to prevent leaning over. Brenda Richardson, The Seattle Times, "Design for living: Modifications can remove the obstacles to aging in place," 3 Sep. 2018 In the season’s second episode, the runner-up says goodbye to the audience by putting a green oven mitt on his right hand and following instructions to flick off Congress. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, "Win a Game Show, Pay Off Your Student Debt," 12 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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oven

noun

English Language Learners Definition of oven

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

oven

noun
ov·​en | \ˈə-vən \

Kids Definition of oven

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

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