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
In the agricultural commuities of the north, a shepherd may offer homemade cheese or citrus fruit from his farm, or bread baked fresh in a taboun (clay oven) and topped with za’aatar—a Jordanian spice blend of salt, pepper, thyme and sesame seeds.
Against the backdrop of ovens that were once used to incinerate people, Higgins warned that the U.S. is more susceptible to genocide than during World War II.
In February, Loot Crate sued the maker of 440,000 oven mitts that had to be recalled last May after allegedly being unable to withstand heat.
Return to the oven for another 15 to 20 minutes, until cake is golden brown but still uncooked.
Step 8: Remove from oven and let cool completely in the pan.
For his chicken entree, the chicken has a mushroom stuffing, then is rolled up and poached and finished off in the oven for a crispy skin.
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.
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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
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Definition of oven for Students
: a heated chamber (as in a stove) for baking, heating, or drying
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