stove

noun
\ˈstōv \

Definition of stove 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a portable or fixed apparatus that burns fuel or uses electricity to provide heat (as for cooking or heating)

b : a device that generates heat for special purposes (as for heating tools or heating air for a hot blast)

c : kiln

2 chiefly British : a hothouse especially for the cultivation of tropical exotics broadly : greenhouse

stove

Definition of stove (Entry 2 of 2)

past tense and past participle of stave

Examples of stove in a Sentence

Noun

She put the pan on the stove over medium heat. I cooked the burgers on the stove.

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But a multicourse affair requiring vigilance at the stove just wasn’t feasible. Sara Franklin, charlotteobserver, "No courses, no assigned seats, no-hassle dinner party," 19 June 2018 Burke is behind the counter and at the stove in the open kitchen, taking orders, exchanging jovial banter with customers, and cooking turkey burgers and falafel. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "He cooked in upscale restaurants. Now he’s cooking for your family.," 31 May 2018 For example, researchers from the University of Washington have shown how one image-recognition system had gender bias, associating kitchens and shopping with women and sports with men — a man standing at a stove was labeled as a woman. Nicole Kobie, Teen Vogue, "Artificial Intelligence Isn't Good for Women, But We Can Fix It," 4 Apr. 2018 The stove-top version makes a nuanced broth, while the Instant Pot version yields a somewhat starchier-tasting broth. Alex Van Buren, idahostatesman, "Instant Pot vs. Dutch oven: Which makes better food? | Idaho Statesman," 22 Feb. 2018 Prosecutors said Hinton abused several women over the years, using his hands, a stove pipe, a stick and possibly an electrical cord as weapons. Washington Post, "Family sees justice in teen’s death more a decade later," 11 July 2018 The stove fire was stuffed with wood, but its raging fire seemed contained. Linda Kinstler, Longreads, "Angrily Experiencing the Best Days of Our Lives," 27 June 2018 Under Stage 2, liquid petroleum stoves are allowed only in areas that are away from stuff that could potentially catch fire. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "8 Tips for (Responsibly) Camping in Fire Season," 22 June 2018 In the weeks leading up to the primary, Alex Foley, of Parkville, traveled to Guatemala to build an eco-friendly stove for a family there. Libby Solomon, baltimoresun.com, "Meet the council candidates in central Baltimore County," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of stove

Noun

circa 1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for stove

Noun

Middle English (Scots), heated room, steam bath, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German, from Vulgar Latin *extufa, ultimately from Latin ex- + Greek typhein to smoke — more at deaf

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Phrases Related to stove

slave over a hot stove

stave in

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stove

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stove

: a flat piece of kitchen equipment for cooking that usually has four devices (called burners) which become hot when they are turned on and that often is attached to an oven

: a device that burns fuel for heating or cooking

: an oven or furnace that is used for hardening, burning, or drying something (such as pottery)

stove

noun
\ˈstōv \

Kids Definition of stove

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a device usually of iron or steel that burns fuel or uses electricity to provide heat (as for cooking or heating)

stove

Kids Definition of stove (Entry 2 of 2)

past tense and past participle of stave

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