heater

Definitions

  • 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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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hǽto, heat, hát, hot; Ger. hitze.

Usage

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
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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.
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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
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