oven

Definitions

  • MEXICAN OVENS
    MEXICAN OVENS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oven kitchen appliance used for baking or roasting
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Baker Making his Bread and Placing It in The Oven the Baker Making his Bread and Placing It in The Oven
Making “trialls” of iron. Evidences of an earth oven or small furnace were discovered at Jamestown during archeological explorations. Small amounts of iron may have been smelted in the furnace during the early years of the settlement. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Making “trialls” of iron. Evidences of an earth oven or small furnace were discovered at Jamestown during...
Baking bread in an outdoor baking oven about 1650. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Baking bread in an outdoor baking oven about 1650. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
In this oven a Jamestown woman baked bread over 300 years ago. It appears to have been in use between 1650 and 1690 In this oven a Jamestown woman baked bread over 300 years ago. It appears to have been in use between 1650 and 1690
Dutchess is distracted as the mouse pie is taken from the oven Dutchess is distracted as the mouse pie is taken from the oven

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sylvia Plath was a famous poet who killed herself at age thirty-one by sticking her head into a gas oven
    • n Oven ŭv"'n 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The microwave oven was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
    • n oven A chamber or receptacle in which food is cooked by the heat radiated from the walls, roof, or floor. A chamber built of brick, tiles, or the like, and usually heated by fuel which is allowed to burn away before the food is introduced, the cooking being done by the heat retained.
    • n oven In general, any inclosed chamber adapted to or used for applying heat to raw materials or to articles in process of manufacture. The heat so applied may be radiated from the previously or continuously heated walls of the inclosure, or it may be derived from currents of heated air or gases or superheated vapors circulated through the oven, from interior or exterior coils of pipes heated by steam or hot water, or from the solar rays. The name oven is given to a great variety of structures and devices employed in domestic industry, in chemical operations, and in the mechanical arts.
    • n oven A furnace.
    • n oven An oven-bird or its nest.
    • n oven In bacteriology, a compartment which can be heated and maintained at a temperature sufficient to sterilize glassware and various bacteriological apparatus. Also hot-air sterilizer.
    • oven To bake in an oven.
    • oven To inclose; muffle up in an oven.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first commercial microwave oven was called the "1161 Radarange" and was the size of a refrigerator
    • n Oven uv′n an arched cavity over a fire for baking, heating, or drying: any apparatus used as an oven
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Idioms

Bun in the oven - If a woman has a bun in the oven, she is pregnant.
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Fresh from the oven - If something is fresh from the oven, it is very new.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ofen,; akin to D. oven, OHG. ofan, ovan, G. ofen, Icel. ofn, Dan. ovn, Sw. ugn, Goth. aúhns, Gr. 'ipno`s, Skr. ukhā, pot
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ofen; Ger. ofen.

Usage

In literature:

Bake it in an oven for an hour.
"A Poetical Cook-Book" by Maria J. Moss
He took the door quite off, and there was a long, narrow oven with an arched top, containing a huge bed of red-hot coals.
"Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls" by Anonymous
Sift together three or four times and dry thoroughly in an expiring oven.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Within the oven smoldered coals which gave out so little smoke that it was not discernible above the bushes.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Bake in hot oven until a golden brown.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
Bake in a very moderate oven until firm in the center.
"American Cookery" by Various
He pattered to the oven; opened the door; sniffed.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
The fine peat is now introduced into a complicated drying oven, see figures 5 and 6.
"Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel" by Samuel William Johnson
At last, one bolder than the rest seized her by the end of the wing and threw her into the red-hot oven.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
Then Harriet gave him the skirt to carry back to Aunt Bessie and he remembered to ask about the oven.
"Sunny Boy in the Country" by Ramy Allison White
A cake had been put into the oven.
"The Indifference of Juliet" by Grace S. Richmond
A fillet weighing four pounds should be roasted three quarters of an hour in a sharp oven.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
Cover with lid of roasting pan and cook in a medium hot oven.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
Remove pudding from oven, cover with meringue and brown in oven.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
The lack of portable ovens can be met by ovens constructed of stone and covered with earth to better retain the heat.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The thing shut up in the Oven was Eyebright herself!
"Eyebright" by Susan Coolidge
Within the house was a herb-oven nine feet high.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
Now everything depends on your oven.
"Culture and Cooking" by Catherine Owen
Make three loaves of it, and bake it in a quick oven.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
Dey have pots and ovens and put fire below and 'bove 'em.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
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In poetry:

Assembled worlds will then discern
The saints alone are blest;
When wrath shall like an oven burn,
And vengeance strike the rest.
"They Shall Be Mine, Saith The Lord" by John Newton
Just then the dame came bustling in,
And went to the oven without ado.
"Why, Phoebe, child, what have you done?
The bread is baked as black as my shoe!"
"Phoebe's Wooing" by Horatio Alger Jr
And when it wor done and she put it in t'oven
She said t'owd woman 'Goodbye',
Then she flew away leaving the first Yorkshire pudden
That ever was made - and that's why.
"Yorkshire Pudden" by Weston and Lee
Fine is the wine that is in love with us,
The goodly bread we wait for from the oven,
And woman whom we have possessed, at last,
After we've suffered under yoke her own.
"The Sixth Sense" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Warm water's running, there's a bath by and by!
Here is a towel, now get yourself dry!
The meat's on the oven, and you will be fed!
There where I lie, there is your bed.)
"Ode [Óda]" by Attila Jozsef
No prayers or incense rose up in those hours
Which grew to be years, and every day came mute
Ghosts from the ovens, sifting through crisp air,
And settled upon his eyes in a black soot.
"More Light! More Light!" by Anthony Hecht

In news:

Wipe olive oil throughout the Dutch oven .
Emeril 's Oven-Roasted Chicken Wings.
Check out this clever tip I found on A Mum in the Oven.
Cook hearty dutch-oven meals over an outdoor fire.
Tune in to win a $10 gift certificate to Grains of Montana featuring the finest in freshly baked artisan breads, pastries, gourmet sandwiches and stone oven pizzas.
"I like making desserts that go from oven to table without a lot of fussing and futzing," she says.
Place an 8x1-1/2-inch round baking pan in oven.
Heat oven to 200 degrees F.
The signature items are thin, crispy flatbreads cooked in a hearth oven.
Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar offers flatbreads and pizzas from its hearth oven CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World.
Fire at Kentwood food manufacturer started in crouton oven.
Vintage wares to dress your fresh-from-the-oven treats.
From left, Lightened-Up Pimento Cheese, Roasted Green Bean and Potato Salad, Oven-Fried Chicken on a Stick, and Individual Fruit Cobblers.
Turn off the oven and turn up the taste with a week of uncommonly good summer meals.
Peggy Turbett, The Plain Dealer The new Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven doesn't use a light bulb like the old version.
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In science:

The flange features various electrical feedthroughs, which are needed to apply the required high voltages to the Paul-trap electrodes and to run currents of up to 12 A through the Ba oven.
An apparatus for immersing trapped ions into an ultracold gas of neutral atoms
In the center of the trap, the neutral Ba atoms emitted by the oven are photoionized using a diode laser operating at 413 nm.39 A few mW of laser power are used to drive the resonant two-photon transition from the ground state to the continuum via the 3D1 state.
An apparatus for immersing trapped ions into an ultracold gas of neutral atoms
Molecules are ejected one by one through a small slit in the oven.
Quantum interference of molecules -- probing the wave nature of matter
The state is placed in the ‘quantum oven’ and the desired answer rises slowly.
Quantum Computing
You must open the oven at the right time, neither too soon not too late, to guarantee success.
Quantum Computing
Each oven also has a shutter which is controlled, normally via a computer, to produce the desired structure.
Flatland Electrons in High Magnetic Fields
These impurities are always present because the vacuum in the MBE chamber is not perfect, and also because the source materials (Ga, Al, etc.) used in the ovens are not 100% pure.
Flatland Electrons in High Magnetic Fields
Figure 4.5: Diagram of our barium ovens, constructed by rolling and spot welding tantalum foil into tubes.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Many identical ovens are made at one time, and several are tested in an evaporator apparatus before installation in the barium ion apparatus.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
We do, however, have an extremely robust and quantitative method for tuning up the oven temperature for optimal performance which we call the ‘filament activation’ test.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Current through the barium oven is slowly ramped up until it begins emitting barium.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
The measured current jumps to > 1 µA just seconds after the ovens reach the critical temperature.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
At the time of this writing, the larger oven is filled with enriched 137BaCO3 and tantalum (Ta) powder while the smaller oven is filled with pure natural abundance barium metal (with some BaO).
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
We ionize barium atoms emitted from the ovens via collisions with electrons thermionically emitted from a hot tungsten filament.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
After various trap electrodes and the barium ovens are again degassed, the system reaches low 10−10 Torr within days.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
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