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stove (root: stave)


Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun stove has 2 senses


     imp. of Stave.  [1913 Webster]
stoven. [D. stoof a foot stove, originally, a heated room, a room for a bath; akin to G. stube room, OHG. stuba a heated room, AS. stofe, Icel. stofa a room, bathing room, Sw. stufva, stuga, a room, Dan. stue; of unknown origin. Cf. Estufa, Stew, Stufa.].
  •  A house or room artificially warmed or heated; a forcing house, or hothouse; a drying room; -- formerly, designating an artificially warmed dwelling or room, a parlor, or a bathroom, but now restricted, in this sense, to heated houses or rooms used for horticultural purposes or in the processes of the arts.  [1913 Webster]
    "When most of the waiters were commanded away to their supper, the parlor or stove being nearly emptied, in came a company of musketeers."  [1913 Webster]
    "How tedious is it to them that live in stoves and caves half a year together, as in Iceland, Muscovy, or under the pole!"  [1913 Webster]
  •  An apparatus, consisting essentially of a receptacle for fuel, made of iron, brick, stone, or tiles, and variously constructed, in which fire is made or kept for warming a room or a house, or for culinary or other purposes.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An appliance having a top surface with fittings suitable for heating pots and pans for cooking, frying, or boiling food, most commonly heated by gas or electricity, and often combined with an oven in a single unit; a cooking stove. Such units commonly have two to six heating surfaces, called burners, even if they are heated by electricity rather than a gas flame.  [PJC]
Cooking stove, a stove with an oven, opening for pots, kettles, and the like, -- used for cooking. -- Dry stove. See under Dry. -- Foot stove. See under Foot. -- Franklin stove. See in the Vocabulary. -- Stove plant (Bot.), a plant which requires artificial heat to make it grow in cold or cold temperate climates. -- Stove plate, thin iron castings for the parts of stoves.
stovev. t. 
  •  To keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat; as, to stove orange trees.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To heat or dry, as in a stove; as, to stove feathers.  [1913 Webster]


stove, n. & v.
1 a closed apparatus burning fuel or electricity for heating or cooking.
2 Brit. Hort. a hothouse with artificial heat.
--v.tr. Brit. force or raise (plants) in a stove.

stove-enamel a heatproof enamel produced by the treatment of enamelled objects in a stove. stove-pipe a pipe conducting smoke and gases from a stove to a chimney. stove-pipe hat colloq. a tall silk hat.
stove, past and past part. of STAVE v.



Seger cone, acid kiln, blast furnace, boiler, bottle-gas stove, brickkiln, burner, butane stove, calefactor, caliduct, cement kiln, coal furnace, coal stove, cook stove, cooker, cookery, element, enamel kiln, furnace, gas jet, gas stove, heater, heating duct, jet, kiln, kitchener, limekiln, muffle kiln, oven, pilot light, pyrometer, pyrometric cone, range, reverberatory, reverberatory kiln, salamander, salamander stove, smelter, steam pipe, tewel, tuyere, warmer




N furnace, stove, kiln, oven, cracker, hearth, focus, combustion chamber, athanor, hypocaust, reverberatory, volcano, forge, fiery furnace, limekiln, Dutch oven, tuyere, brasier, salamander, heater, warming pan, boiler, caldron, seething caldron, pot, urn, kettle, chafing-dish, retort, crucible, alembic, still, waffle irons, muffle furnace, induction furnace, electric heater, electric furnace, electric resistance heat, open-hearth furnace, fireplace, gas fireplace, coal fire, wood fire, fire-dog, fire- irons, grate, range, kitchener, caboose, camboose, poker, tongs, shovel, ashpan, hob, trivet, andiron, gridiron, ashdrop, frying-pan, stew-pan, backlog, hearth, inglenook, oil burner, gas burner, Franklin stove, pot-bellied stove, wood-burning stove, central heating, steam heat, hot water heat, gas heat, forced hot air, electric heat, heat pump, solar heat, convective heat, hothouse, bakehouse, washhouse, laundry, conservatory, sudatory, Turkish bath, Russian bath, vapor bath, steam bath, sauna, warm bath, vaporarium.

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