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 Transfer the backstrap to another pan and place it in an oven preheated to 425°F for around 3-5 minutes for rare to medium-rare. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, "7 Rules for the Greatest Venison Backstrap of Your Life," 29 Jan. 2020 Finish steaks in oven for an additional 5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 138 to 140 F, using a meat thermometer. Dallas News, "New butcher The Meat Board has become Fort Worth’s hottest lunch spot," 29 Jan. 2020 Throw your potatoes in the oven; after 20-ish minutes, they will be browned on the edges and soft in the middle, ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings. Kellie Hynes, ajc, "Healthy Cooking: Loaded sweet potato nachos are right call on Super Bowl Sunday," 28 Jan. 2020 In their place are items of convenience: Grab-and-go lunches, an extended salad bar, freshly prepared meals that can be popped in the oven. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Kroger opened an urban grocery in Cincinnati. Could Louisville's downtown be next?," 28 Jan. 2020 Place on the prepared baking sheet and roast until the leaves start to turn translucent and golden brown in the oven, 15 to 20 minutes, flipping them halfway during cooking. Nick Sharma, SFChronicle.com, "A Brown Kitchen: Roasted Cabbage & White Beans With Mustard Oil Gribiche," 28 Jan. 2020 First, the mushrooms are marinated in balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard, then roasted in the oven. oregonlive, "54 Super Bowl party foods for the ultimate snack-attack," 27 Jan. 2020 The fourth cookie stayed in the oven for two hours, and finally success. Fox News, "First space-baked cookies took 2 hours in experimental oven," 24 Jan. 2020 One of the papers suggests the brains of some victims were turned to glass, while another suggests some of the volcano’s victims were baked like buns in an oven. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Damn, Look What Vesuvius Did to This Poor Guy's Brain," 24 Jan. 2020

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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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12 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Oven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oven. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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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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