• The Electric Heater
    The Electric Heater
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heater (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity "he swung late on the fastball","he showed batters nothing but smoke"
    • n heater device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Heater A pistol or other carryable firearm; as, gunmen with their heaters bulging in their pockets.
    • Heater Any contrivance or implement, as a furnace, stove, or other heated body or vessel, etc., used to impart heat to something, or to contain something to be heated.
    • Heater One who, or that which, heats.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heater One who or that which heats.
    • n heater Specifically— A furnace, stove, or other device for heating, drying, or warning buildings, rooms, drying-houses, fruit-evaporators, or parts of machines, as the calendering-rolls of a paper-mill.
    • n heater A small mass of cast-iron designed to be heated and then placed in a hollow fiat-iron or in a coffee-pot, to heat the iron or keep the coffee hot.
    • n heater In a sugar-making plant, a pan used for the first heating of the cane-juice or syrup; a heating-pan.
    • n heater In electricity, that part of the Nernst lamp which, in starting, is heated by the electric current and by its heat starts the glower. See Nernst lamp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Heater one who, or that which, heats: a piece of cast-iron heated and then placed in a hollow flat-iron, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hǽto, heat, hát, hot; Ger. hitze.


In literature:

A woodfire burned in an open grate and a kerosene heater smelled obstinately in an opposite corner.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
It was so small we could not tell whether it was a round heater or a bulge in the stovepipe.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Place the beaker over a heater and observe the coloured portion rise.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
My open fire was cook stove as well as heater.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
In determining the size of the battery required, estimate as nearly as possible how many lamps, motors, and heaters, etc., will be used.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Water and food heater for everyday purposes.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
I've got chains on the rear and a heater in the old coupe, so it shouldn't be so bad.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
A heater glowed in the corner of the small office.
"The Skull" by Philip K. Dick
He had his heater out and was covering me with it.
"The Man Who Played to Lose" by Laurence Mark Janifer
The whole tree is used, special stoves, or heaters, being made to accommodate the whole plant.
"Trail Tales" by James David Gillilan
So I would go down to the spring at night, wash that suit and dry it the best I could by the heater that was in my room.
"Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt" by William James Edwards
The plane had a heater switch that would do.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
There was a small hynrane heater in here, and the room was stifling.
"The Mighty Dead" by William Campbell Gault
Rick turned up the heater a little because it was cold at eight thousand feet.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
We used to use a paraffin heater in our greenhouse at home, and it wasn't at all satisfactory.
"A Fourth Form Friendship" by Angela Brazil
A big heater, unused now, shared the central space with the pool table.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
It is advisable to partition off the first third of the house, that is, the portion in which the heater is located, with a solid partition.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
It had turned cold that night and there was a fire in the little heater.
"The Night Operator" by Frank L. Packard
The small, tin-can heater was hardly noticeable.
"The Year When Stardust Fell" by Raymond F. Jones
Catch those mollycoddles getting away from the steam-heaters!
"Making Money" by Owen Johnson

In news:

THE TECHTANIUM MP-SERIES INDIRECT WATER HEATER can be positioned easily on the floor or even wall-hung for use with any boiler.
Eagan water heater plant in to shut down next year.
An Eagan plant that makes electric water heaters and employs about 40 people will be shut down by the end of next June, Rheem Manufacturing Co.
Eagan water heater plant to shut down next year.
About 40 people at a plant in Eagan that makes electric water heaters will lose their jobs by next summer, when the facility will close permanently, Rheem Manufacturing Co.
Price drops on hot water heater for Genesee County Jail.
50 off the installation of a new water heater.
50 OFF Installation of a NEW Water Heater w/ St Louis Water Heater Contractors.
We'll install all tank-less water heaters to code.
Faulty Water Heater to Blame for Derby House Fire.
Investigators say a faulty water heater is to blame for a house fire in rural Derby.
Earlier this week, Ernie wrote about the economics of getting a solar water heater.
Firefighters were called to a home in southeast Houston Tuesday morning and determined a hot water heater may have malfunctioned.
'Big Show' attendee wins tankless water heater from Norwood's Cornerstone Services.
Tammy Bradley was the winner of a Rinnai tankless water heater plus installation from Cornerstone Services, Norwood.

In science:

To minimize heater power thermal louvers may be used.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
For increasing the productivity the seawater is injected into air and solar air heater may be used.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
The air entrances in the solar heater 8 (or in entrance of tube when the solar heater is absent), is warmed and go to vertical tube.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
That can also have the solar air heater same the previous variant.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
The daily energy (include the night time) will be in three-four times less approximately 250  330 MW. If we make transparency the outer layer of tube and black the internal layer, the tube may be used as solar heater.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
To characterize the samples the temperature was raised using a thin-film heater, during which time current in plane (CIP) GMR measurements were performed.
Thermoelectrically Controlled Spin-Switch
To find the optimal alloy composition the FM to paramagnetic phase transition of the alloys were characterized using a magnetometer with a built in heater.
Thermoelectrically Controlled Spin-Switch
Current in plane giant magnetoresistance versus applied field for a sample at (a) room temperature and (b) 100◦C heated with an external heater.
Thermoelectrically Controlled Spin-Switch
The temperature was controlled with an external heater.
Thermoelectrically Controlled Spin-Switch
The heater was then turned off and the resistance change versus time measured.
Thermoelectrically Controlled Spin-Switch
The crystal is grown by the socalled Traveling Heater Method (THM), and is doped with Cl .
Extensive testing of Schottky CdTe detectors for the ECLAIRs X-Gamma-ray Camera on board the SVOM mission
The cooler, however, must receive the entropy ∆SH lost by the heater.
Teaching the third law of thermodynamics
The gain of each bolometer is stabilized by means of a Si resistor, attached to each bolometer that acts as a heater.
Review of double beta experiments
Any variation in the voltage amplitude recorded from the heater pulses indicates that the gain of that bolometer has changed.
Review of double beta experiments
The heater pulses are used to measure (and later corrected offline) for the gain drifts.
Review of double beta experiments