stove

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noun

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a
: 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

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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
For indoor preparation, place a large skillet on the stove over high heat. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2024 Fuel-burning appliances such as gas stoves, ovens, water heaters and grills can also produce this gas. Michelle Marchante, Miami Herald, 4 June 2024 Bring a large pot ½ to ⅔ full of water to a boil on the stove. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 June 2024 Burn is making an ambitious bid to fight deforestation and reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses and health-damaging soot with one simple solution: making affordable electric cook stoves. Katarina Höije, TIME, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for stove 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Noun

circa 1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of stove was circa 1618

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Cite this Entry

“Stove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stove. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

stove

1 of 2 noun
1
: an appliance that burns fuel or uses electricity to provide heat (as for cooking or heating)
2
: kiln

stove

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past and past participle of stave entry 2

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