- a chamber or compartment, as in a stove, for baking, roasting, heating, drying, etc.
Origin of oven
Examples from the Web for oven
Contemporary Examples of oven
Bake on the center rack of the oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until set.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Pumpkin Pecan Pie
December 26, 2014
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Soak the cranberries in ¾ cup cranberry juice for 15 minutes.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries
December 24, 2014
Meanwhile, heat the butter in a medium heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven, such as Le Creuset.Make These Barefoot Contessa Chicken Pot Pies
November 29, 2014
French and Crown one rib rack and season with salt and pepper, cover exposed bones with foil, cook in oven at 350 for 2.5 hours.
In stand mixer, mix cookie mix following the directions on the box, scoop 11 cookies onto baking sheet, place in oven.
Historical Examples of oven
This consists in placing a piece of white paper in the oven.
These are made of egg white and sugar and baked in the oven.
Remove from the oven and serve with the sirup from the apricots.
The temperature of the oven is important in baking potatoes.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
If the oven is to be used, a device that fits the oven should be employed.
- an enclosed heated compartment or receptacle for baking or roasting food
- a similar device, usually lined with a refractory material, used for drying substances, firing ceramics, heat-treating, etc
- (tr) to cook in an oven
Word Origin for oven
Word Origin and History for oven
Old English ofen "furnace, oven," from Proto-Germanic *ukhnaz (cf. Old Frisian, Dutch oven, Old High German ovan, German Ofen, Old Norse ofn, Old Swedish oghn, Gothic auhns), from PIE *aukw- "cooking pot" (cf. Sanskrit ukhah "pot, cooking pot," Latin aulla "pot," Greek ipnos), originally, perhaps, "something hollowed out." The oven-bird (1825) so called because of the shape of its nest. In slang, of a woman, to have (something) in the oven "to be pregnant" is attested from 1962.