verb (used with object), fur·naced, fur·nac·ing.
Origin of furnace
Examples from the Web for furnace
The high-cheekboned actor wears a leather jacket and turtleneck and slicks back his hair in Out of the Furnace.
Scott had recently finished shooting the drama Out of the Furnace, starring Christian Bale.Cause of Tony Scott’s Apparent Suicide Still Being Determined|Christine Pelisek|August 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A jet engine that is still functioning is basically a furnace, and the most likely first source of ignition.
The retort ought to fill the furnace, so as to leave only the distance of an inch between it and the inside of the furnace.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.|Pierre Joseph Macquer
If parents threw their children into the furnace to Molech, why should they not devote their daughters to Ishtar?Folkways|William Graham Sumner
The mosquitoes bit steadily, and the feather-bed was like a furnace seven times heated.Everyday Adventures|Samuel Scoville
The electrodes are so arranged that it is possible by means of screwing to advance or withdraw them from the furnace.
The furnace door must be opened, and the fire damped or regulated to suit the boiling of the wort.
British Dictionary definitions for furnace
Word Origin for furnace
Word Origin and History for furnace
early 13c., from Old French fornaise "oven, furnace" (12c.), from Latin fornacem (nominative fornax) "an oven, kiln," related to fornus, furnus "oven," and to formus "warm," from PIE root *ghwer- "warm" (cf. Greek thermos, Old English wearm; see warm (adj.)).