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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stovenoun

    Etymology: stoo, Islandick, a fire place; stofoa , Saxon; estuve, French; stove, Dutch.

    Fishermen who make holes in the ice, to dip up such fish with their nets as resort thither for breathing, light on swallows congealed in clods, of a slimy substance, and carrying them home to their stoves, the warmth recovereth them to life and flight. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwall.

    The heat which arises out of the lesser spiracles brings forth nitre and sulphur; some of which it affixes to the tops and sides of the grotto’s, which are usually so hot as to serve for natural stoves or sweating vaults. John Woodward.

    The most proper place for unction is a stove. Richard Wiseman.

    If the season prove exceeding piercing, in your great house kindle some charcoals; and when they have done smoaking, put them into a hole sunk a little into the floor, about the middle of it. This is the safest stove. John Evelyn.

  2. To Stoveverb

    To keep warm in a house artificially heated.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    For December, January, and the latter part of November, take such things as are green all winter; orange trees, lemon trees, and myrtles, if they be stoved; and sweet marjoram warm set. Francis Bacon.


  1. Stove

    A stove or range is a device that burns fuel or uses electricity to generate heat inside or on top of the apparatus, to be used for general warming or cooking. It has evolved highly over time, with cast-iron and induction versions being developed. Stoves can be powered with many fuels, such as electricity, gasoline, wood, and coal. Due to concerns about air pollution, efforts have been made to improve stove design. Pellet stoves are a type of clean-burning stove. Air-tight stoves are another type that burn the wood more completely and therefore, reduce the amount of the combustion by-products. Another method of reducing air pollution is through the addition of a device to clean the exhaust gas, for example, a filter or afterburner.Research and development on safer and less emission releasing stoves is continuously evolving.


  1. stove

    A stove is a household appliance used for heating, cooking or both. It operates on various types of fuel such as gas, electricity, wood, coal, or other combustible materials. It typically includes a surface equipped with heating elements or burners, and an oven for baking or roasting. The heat generated can be adjusted to various levels depending on the cooking needs.

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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. STOVE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stove is ranked #124548 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stove surname appeared 138 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Stove.

    51.4% or 71 total occurrences were Black.
    42.7% or 59 total occurrences were White.
    3.6% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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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. 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.

  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. Valerie Hill Rawls:

    So it won't just be the day-to-day need to turn on your lights or your stove for food for cooking, it's actually going to drill down to basic health concerns from the heat that's upon us.

  4. Sali Atanga Ndindeng:

    The stove … burns husks directly to produce thermal energy for cooking and heating water and the solar panel provides light while firing the blower, we have tested the stove for emissions and have seen that it has very low emissions, making it ideal to use in the home.

  5. Salabanya Tabaitou:

    A stove that does not use wood, produces no smoke, will make cooking better and cleaner, especially that the stove would use husks, which we have tonnes of in our fields.

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