stove

noun
\ ˈstōv How to pronounce stove (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The matriarch of the Patel family keeps a pot of dal on the stove. Nikita Stewart And Todd Heisler Elaine Chen And Nikita Stewart, New York Times, "1.5 Million New Yorkers Can’t Afford Food. Pantries Are Their Lifeline.," 20 Oct. 2020 It can be made in a slow cooker, on the stove or in the oven. Casey Barber, CNN, "Forget that pumpkin spice flavored latte. That is not pumpkin. These foods are," 18 Oct. 2020 The aromatic broth of vegetable scraps, mushrooms, and scallions simmers on the stove. Angela Hansberger, Bon Appétit, "I Miss Restaurants, So I Opened My Own…for a Chipmunk," 15 Oct. 2020 The cause was found to be a grease fire on the stove from the woman boiling grease for French fries. Jennifer Edwards Baker, The Enquirer, "Woman rescued from apartment fire in Pleasant Ridge," 13 Oct. 2020 Before ovens became more common in Indian kitchens, the dish was cooked in heavy tin boxes on a stove, giving the recipe its name. TheWeek, "The many pastas of India," 10 Oct. 2020 Just like with a pot on the stove, boiling fluid makes springy air bubbles. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Bleed Your Brakes the Right Way," 8 Oct. 2020 Put the can into a pan of water on the stove and heat on low until the slivers are melted. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Erase the stigma of mental health issues," 8 Oct. 2020 In a small saucepan, simmer mushrooms and balsamic on stove on low heat until tender, 8-10 minutes. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Peerless (and fearless) wine pairings with vegetarian meals," 8 Oct. 2020

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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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The first known use of stove was circa 1618

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24 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Stove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stove. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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stove

noun
How to pronounce stove (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of stove

chiefly US : 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 How to pronounce stove (audio) \

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)

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Kids Definition of stove (Entry 2 of 2)

past tense and past participle of stave

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