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stove

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[ stohv ]
/ stoʊv /
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noun
a portable or fixed apparatus that furnishes heat for warmth, cooking, etc., commonly using coal, oil, gas, wood, or electricity as a source of power.
a heated chamber or box for some special purpose, as a drying room or a kiln for firing pottery.
verb (used with object), stoved, stov·ing.
to treat with or subject to heat, as in a stove.
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Origin of stove

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1425–75; (noun) late Middle English: sweat bath, heated room, probably <Middle Dutch, Middle Low German, cognate with Old English stofa, stofu heated room for bathing, Old High German stuba (German Stube room; cf. bierstube), Old Norse stofa;early Germanic borrowing <Vulgar Latin *extupa,*extūpa (>French étuve sweat room of a bath; cf. stew1), noun derivative of *extūpāre,*extūfāre to fill with vapor, equivalent to Latin ex-ex-1 + Vulgar Latin *-tūfāre<Greek tȳ́phein to raise smoke, smoke, akin to tŷphos fever (see typhus); alternatively explained as a native Germanic base, borrowed into Romance (cf. izba); (v.) late Middle English stoven to subject to hot-air bath, derivative of the noun

Other definitions for stove (2 of 2)

stove2
[ stohv ]
/ stoʊv /

verb
a simple past tense and past participle of stave.
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British Dictionary definitions for stove (1 of 2)

stove1
/ (stəʊv) /

noun
another word for cooker (def. 1)
any heating apparatus, such as a kiln
verb (tr)
to process (ceramics, metalwork, etc) by heating in a stove
Scot to stew (meat, vegetables, etc)

Word Origin for stove

Old English stofa bathroom; related to Old High German stuba steam room, Greek tuphos smoke

British Dictionary definitions for stove (2 of 2)

stove2
/ (stəʊv) /

verb
a past tense and past participle of stave
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