Definitions of oven

  1. A place arched over with brick or stonework, and used for baking, heating, or drying; hence, any structure, whether fixed or portable, which may be heated for baking, drying, etc.; esp., now, a chamber in a stove, used for baking or roasting. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A place for baking, heating, or drying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. An arched cavity over a fire for baking, heating, or drying: any apparatus used as an oven. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Arched or closed cavity for baking. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A cavity for baking, heating, annealing, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A place arched over with brick-or stone-work for baking or heating; any apparatus for baking. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. An arched cell capable of being highly heated, used principally for baking bread; any movable utensil used for baking meats before the fire. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for oven

  1. So he did her bidding and she went down to her husband and opened the door to him, whereupon he came in and went round the house, but found no one and overlooked the oven jar. – Supplemental Nights, Volume 1 by Richard F. Burton
  2. Cover closely, and bake in a moderate oven several hours, or until of a dark red color. – The Apple by Various