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.

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Investigators are examining potential ignition sources for the fire, including electronics, kitchen stoves and the vessel's wiring systems. Stefanie Dazio, Anchorage Daily News, "Victims of fire on dive boat off California were killed by smoke, authorities say," 6 Sep. 2019 Investigators are examining potential ignition sources for the fire, including electronics, kitchen stoves and the vessel’s wiring systems. Washington Post, "Sheriff: Dive boat victims killed by smoke, not flames," 6 Sep. 2019 The bow is stove in due to the action of a surly Hun pilot who attempted to knock down a section of a concrete seawall at Harwich, England, following the surrender of the submarine Nov. 27, 1918. San Diego Union-Tribune, "A relic of WWI visited San Diego 100 years ago," 30 Aug. 2019 Free up much needed stove space and make your cranberry sauce in your Instant Pot instead! The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Orange-Apricot Cranberry Sauce," 28 Aug. 2019 Soon the tents glowed with lantern light and whispered with the sound of kerosene stoves. Neil Shea, National Geographic, "A thawing Arctic is heating up a new Cold War," 21 Aug. 2019 Throw in a rebuilt Kyle Freeland, the progression of rising bullpen prospects such as southpaw Ben Bowden and freed-up money to make hot stove acquisitions to shore up the staff, and the pitching figures to be much better. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Newman: Why the 2021 season will be the Rockies’ truest — and widest — playoff window," 20 Aug. 2019 Each tent can accommodate 4–6 people, and all include beds with lush linens, chic decor, and wood burning stoves. Jae Thomas, Marie Claire, "The Best National Parks for Every Kind of Vacation," 15 Aug. 2019 Of course, the axes and hatchets were around because they were needed in an age when people cooked over wood stoves. Clayton E. Cramer, National Review, "Mass Murder without Guns," 7 Aug. 2019

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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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stove

noun

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)

stove

Kids Definition of stove (Entry 2 of 2)

past tense and past participle of stave

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