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stove

noun \ ˈstōv \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of stove

1 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

Examples of stove in a Sentence

  1. She put the pan on the stove over medium heat.

  2. I cooked the burgers on the stove.

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Origin and Etymology of stove

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

Definition of stove

  • past tense and past participle of stave


STOVE Defined for English Language Learners

stove

noun

Definition of stove for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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stove

noun \ ˈstōv \

Definition of stove for Students

: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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stove

Definition of stove for Students

  • past tense and past participle of stave


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