Definitions for kilnkɪl, kɪln

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kilnkɪl, kɪln(n.)

  1. a furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying something, esp. one for firing pottery, calcining limestone, or baking bricks.

    Category: Ceramics

  2. (v.t.)to burn, bake, or treat in a kiln.

    Category: Ceramics

Origin of kiln:

bef. 900; ME kiln(e), OE cylen < L culīna kitchen

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kiln(noun)

    a furnace for firing or burning or drying such things as porcelain or bricks

Wiktionary

  1. kiln(Noun)

    An oven or furnace or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, calcining or drying anything; for example, firing ceramics or curing or preserving tobacco.

  2. kiln(Verb)

    To bake in a kiln.

    When making pottery we need to allow the bisque to dry before we kiln it.

  3. Origin: From kilne, from cylene or cyline, from culina, introduced by the Romans to England in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kiln(noun)

    a large stove or oven; a furnace of brick or stone, or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, or drying anything; as, a kiln for baking or hardening earthen vessels; a kiln for drying grain, meal, lumber, etc.; a kiln for calcining limestone

  2. Kiln(noun)

    a furnace for burning bricks; a brickkiln

Freebase

  1. Kiln

    A kiln is a thermally insulated chamber, a type of oven, that produces temperatures sufficient to complete some process, such as hardening, drying, or chemical changes. Various industries and trades use kilns to harden objects made from clay into pottery, bricks etc. Various industries use rotary kilns for pyroprocessing—to calcinate ores, produce cement, lime, and many other materials. The earliest known kiln dates to around 6000 BC, and was found at the Yarim Tepe site in modern Iraq. Other uses include: ⁕To dry green lumber so it can be used immediately ⁕Drying wood for use as firewood ⁕Heating wood to the point of pyrolysis to produce charcoal ⁕For annealing, fusing and deforming glass, or fusing metallic oxide paints to the surface of glass ⁕For cremation ⁕Drying of tobacco leaves ⁕Drying malted barley for brewing and other fermentations ⁕Drying hops for brewing ⁕Drying corn before grinding or storage, sometimes called a corn kiln, corn drying kiln. ⁕Smelting ore to extract metal ⁕Heating limestone with clay in the manufacture of Portland cement ⁕Heating limestone to make quicklime or calcium oxide


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

kiln(noun)

a type of large oven for baking pottery or bricks, drying grain etc.

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