There were no flames shooting up around a skillet, no frenzy at the stove.
The breakfast he had been cooking sat on the stove as he was trundled off to a waiting helicopter.
Cowboys would come in and find the stove hot, some food gone—but the place would be clean, and Don always left firewood.
It was almost as large as the front room, with a stove, a refrigerator, a good-sized table and, in one corner, another double bed.
Caldo Verde soup—Portuguese kale soup with linguica—was on the stove of every family in the neighborhood growing up.
At each end of the carriage is a stove, and a filter of iced water.
I knew from the sound of the crash that she had stove a hole in her bow.
A thermometer on the wall furthest from the stove stood at eighty degrees.
I saw you set the letter afire, and throw it into the stove.
When Miss Susan entered her kitchen, the schoolmaster had come down and was putting a stick of wood into the stove.
mid-15c., "heated room, bath-room," from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch stove, both meaning "heated room," which was the original sense in English; a general West Germanic word (cf. Old English stofa "bath-room," German Stube "sitting room") of uncertain relationship to similar words in Romance languages (cf. Italian stufa, French étuve "sweating-room;" see stew (v.)). One theory traces them all to Vulgar Latin *extufare "take a steam bath." The meaning "device for heating or cooking" is first recorded 1610s. Stove pipe is recorded from 1690s; as a type of tall cylindrical hat for men, from 1851.
"piece of a barrel," 1750, back-formation from staves (late 14c.), plural of staff (cf. leaves/leaf), possibly from Old English, but not recorded there. The verb (to stave in, past tense stove) is 1590s, originally nautical, on notion of bashing in the staves of a cask and letting out the contents; stave off (1620s) is literally "keep off with a staff," as of dogs.