Definitions for furnace
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word furnace.
an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
A device for heating.
A device that heats materials being processed in a factory.
A device that provides heat for a building.
Any area that is excessively hot.
To heat in a furnace
Etymology: From fornais (French fournaise), from fornax.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
An inclosed fireplace.
Etymology: furnus, Latin.
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
That it may singe yourself. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
The fining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold. Prov.
We have also furnaces of great diversities, that keep great diversity of heats. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.
The kings of Spain have erected divers furnaces and forges, for the trying and fining of their gold. George Abbot.
Whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Dan.
A dungeon horrible, on all sides around,
As one great furnace, flam’d. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. i.
To throw out as sparks from a furnace. A bad word.
Etymology: from the noun.
The thick sighs from him. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
an inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting metals, for warming a house, for baking pottery, etc.; as, an iron furnace; a hot-air furnace; a glass furnace; a boiler furnace, etc
a place or time of punishment, affiction, or great trial; severe experience or discipline
to throw out, or exhale, as from a furnace; also, to put into a furnace
Etymology: [OE. fornais, forneis, OF. fornaise, F. fournaise, from L. fornax; akin to furnus oven, and prob. to E. forceps.]
A furnace is a device used for heating. The name derives from Latin fornax, oven. In American English and Canadian English usage, the term furnace on its own refers to the household heating systems based on a central furnace, and sometimes as a synonym for kiln, a device used in the production of ceramics. In British English, a furnace is an industrial furnace used for many things, such as the extraction of metal from ore or in oil refineries and other chemical plants, for example as the heat source for fractional distillation columns. The term furnace can also refer to a direct fired heater, used in boiler applications in chemical industries or for providing heat to chemical reactions for processes like cracking, and is part of the standard English names for many metallurgical furnaces worldwide. The heat energy to fuel a furnace may be supplied directly by fuel combustion, by electricity such as the electric arc furnace, or through induction heating in induction furnaces.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fur′nās, n. an oven or enclosed fireplace for melting ores and other purposes: a time or place of grievous affliction or torment.—v.t. to exhale like a furnace: to subject to the heat of a furnace. [O. Fr. fornais—L. fornax—fornus, an oven.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The fire-place of a marine boiler.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In mining, signifies a hollow or excavation which is made in the earth and is charged with gunpowder, for the purpose of blowing up a rock, wall, or any part of a fortification.
The numerical value of furnace in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of furnace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
The blast furnace must be mothballed properly to give it the chance of a future. We have serious concerns about the ability of SSI to do this and so the government must step in.
Other Japanese electric arc furnace steelmakers are likely to follow Tokyo Steel's step to mirror a jump in steel scrap prices, i expect the steel market will remain on an upward trend for a while and Japan's bigger blast furnace makers will also increase prices.
I expect the steel market will remain on an upward trend for a while and Japan's bigger blast furnace makers will also increase prices.
All those things can combine to help get more heat pumps deployed, a heat pump is more energy efficient than something like a furnace. The less electricity you're consuming, the better off you are.
We all go through our furnace in certain ways and some of the things that happen to us will make you more understanding, I hope.
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- Hochofen, OfenGerman
- φούρνος, καμίνιGreek
- horno, calefacción, calderaSpanish
- sulatusuuni, pätsi, pannu, uuni, lämmitysuuni, ahjoFinnish
- calefacción, fornoGalician
- kohó, kemenceHungarian
- քուրա, հնոցArmenian
- bruciatore, caldaia, fornaceItalian
- ketel, ovenDutch
- fornalha, fornoPortuguese
- топка, печь, горнRussian
- пећ, pećSerbo-Croatian
- fırın, yüksek fırınTurkish
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