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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stove, kitchen stove, range, kitchen range, cooking stovenoun

    a kitchen appliance used for cooking food

    "dinner was already on the stove"

  2. stovenoun

    any heating apparatus


  1. Stovenoun

    Hence, in modern dwellings: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stove

    of Stave

  2. Stove

    imp. of Stave

  3. Stovenoun

    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

  4. Stovenoun

    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

  5. Stoveverb

    to keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat; as, to stove orange trees

  6. Stoveverb

    to heat or dry, as in a stove; as, to stove feathers

  7. Etymology: [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.]


  1. Stove

    A stove is an enclosed heated space. The term is commonly taken to mean an enclosed space in which fuel is burned to provide heating, either to heat the space in which the stove is situated, or to heat the stove itself and items placed on it. This article is principally concerned with enclosed stoves burning solid fuels for room heating.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stove

    stōv, n. an apparatus with a fire for warming a room, cooking, &c.: a pottery-kiln: an oven for heating the blast of a blast-furnace: a drying-room.—v.t. to heat or keep warm.—ns. Stove′-pipe, a metal pipe for carrying smoke from a stove to a chimney-flue; Stove′pipe-hat, a high silk hat; Stove′-plant, a plant cultivated in a stove; Stove′-plate, a lid or plate covering one of the holes in a cooking-stove. [A.S. stofa; Ger. stube.]

  2. Stove

    stōv, pa.t. and pa.p. of stave.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. stove

    Broken in; thus, when violent damage is done to the upper part of a ship's hull, she is said to be stove; when on any portion of her bottom, she is bilged.--A stove, is a kind of kiln for warping timber in.--Hanging stoves are also used on board ship for airing the 'tween decks.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stove in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of stove in a Sentence

  1. Nasreen Gul:

    When we burned wood for fuel, the smoke from the stove would spread throughout our home and we would cough and feel pain in our eyes, now cooking food and doing other chores in the kitchen has become considerably easier and stress-free. We use an electric stove as electricity is much cheaper and readily available.

  2. Sali Atanga Ndindeng:

    We have tested the stove for emissions and have seen that it has very low emissions, making it ideal to use in the home.

  3. Daniel Patrick Jermyn:

    The stove is down.

  4. Soumitra Kulkarni:

    His customers see something new and that it is working well. The tea-seller markets it and gets a commission for each stove.

  5. Albert Einstein:

    Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.

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