• He asks folks to step into the stove
    He asks folks to step into the stove
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stove any heating apparatus
    • n stove a kitchen appliance used for cooking food "dinner was already on the stove"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Jo stuffed the whole bundle into the stove Jo stuffed the whole bundle into the stove

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Until the late 1800's, people roasted their coffee at home. Popcorn poppers and stove-top frying pans were favored.
    • Stove stōv imp. of Stave.
    • stove a burner, furnace, or stove with which liquid fuel, as petroleum, is used.
    • Stove A house or room artificially warmed or heated; a forcing house, or hothouse; a drying room; -- formerly, designating an artificially warmed dwelling or room, a parlor, or a bathroom, but now restricted, in this sense, to heated houses or rooms used for horticultural purposes or in the processes of the arts. "When most of the waiters were commanded away to their supper, the parlor or stove being nearly emptied, in came a company of musketeers.""How tedious is it to them that live in stoves and caves half a year together, as in Iceland, Muscovy, or under the pole!"
    • Stove An apparatus, consisting essentially of a receptacle for fuel, made of iron, brick, stone, or tiles, and variously constructed, in which fire is made or kept for warming a room or a house, or for culinary or other purposes.
    • Stove An appliance having a top surface with fittings suitable for heating pots and pans for cooking, frying, or boiling food, most commonly heated by gas or electricity, and often combined with an oven in a single unit; a cooking stove. Such units commonly have two to six heating surfaces, called burners, even if they are heated by electricity rather than a gas flame.
    • Stove To heat or dry, as in a stove; as, to stove feathers.
    • Stove To keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat; as, to stove orange trees.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stove A room, chamber, or house artificially warmed. [Obsolete except in the specific uses below.]
    • n stove Specifically— In horticulture, a glazed and artificially heated building for the culture of tender plants: the same as a greenhouse or hot house, except that the stove maintains a higher temperature—not lower than 60° F. See greenhouse, hothouse, and dry-stove.
    • n stove A drying-chamber, as for plants, extracts, conserves, etc.; also, a highly heated drying-room, used in various manufactures.
    • n stove A place for taking either liquid or vapor baths; a bath-house or bath-room.
    • n stove A closed or partly closed vessel or receiver in which fuel is burned, the radiated heat being utilized for warming a room or for cooking. Stoves are made of cast-iron and sheet-iron, and also of earthenware in the form of tiles cemented together, of plaster held together by a frame of wire, or the like, and of masonry solidly put together. The stoves of tiles, masonry, etc., radiate less heat than iron stoves, but when heated remain hot for a long time. Stoves are divided into the two main classes of cooking-stoves and warming-stoves, and are also classified according to the fuel used, as wood-stoves, gas-stoves, etc. There are many varieties, named according to their use, as the car-stove, camp-stove, foot-stove, tinmen's stove, etc., or according to some attachment, as a water-back stove. Warming-stoves range from the open fireplace or Franklin stove to magazine and baseburning fireplaces and heaters for warming more than one room, which are more properly furnaces. The word was first used in English in this sense as applied to foot-stoves. See foot-stove, oil-stove, gas-stove.
    • n stove In coram., a pottery-kiln.
    • n stove In a furnace, the oven in which the blast is heated.
    • n stove In bookbinding, an apparatus with which the finisher heats his tools, formerly made to burn charcoal, but latterly gas.
    • n stove to a kind of fireplace with back and sides of ironwork and some arrangement for heating the air in chambers which communicate with the room.
    • stove To heat in a stove or heated room; expose to moderate heat in a vessel. Specifically— To keep warm in a house or room by artificial heat: as, to stove orange-trees.
    • stove To heat in or as in a stove: as, to stove feathers; to stove printed fabrics (to fix the color); to stove ropes (to make them pliable); to stove timber.
    • stove In vinegar-manuf., to expose (malt-wash, etc.) in casks to artificial heat in a close room, in order to induce acetous fermentation.
    • stove In ceramics, to expose to a low heat. See pottery, porcelain, and kiln.
    • stove To cook in a close vessel; stew.
    • stove To shut up, as in a stove; inclose; confine.
    • stove Preterit and past participle of stave.
    • n stove A chamber in which hides are dehaired.
    • n stove A stove having a tank or reservoir for hot water.
    • stove In wool-bleaching, to expose (woolen yarn or cloth) in a dampened condition to the fumes of burning sulphur, and hence to the action of sulphurous acid, in a closed, usually wooden, building. The same treatment is sometimes applied to silk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stove stōv an apparatus with a fire for warming a room, cooking, &c.: a pottery-kiln: an oven for heating the blast of a blast-furnace: a drying-room
    • v.t Stove to heat or keep warm
    • pa.t., pa.p Stove stōv of stave.
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  • Mark Twain
    “The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. But he won't sit upon a cold stove lid, either.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. stoof, a foot stove, originally, a heated room, a room for a bath; akin to G. stube, room, OHG. stuba, a heated room, AS. stofe, Icel. stofa, a room, bathing room, Sw. stufva, stuga, a room, Dan. stue,; of unknown origin. Cf. Estufa Stew Stufa


In literature:

One day a gentleman stopped at the hotel selling wire stove-pipe brackets.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
A single window in the side and a stove pipe through the roof completed the external features.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Reaching home the next day, he raked out his stove and found the cash-box.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
Why should we have stoves and stove-pipes dull black?
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
This is a very delicate soup, and cooking or standing on the stove after it is done will spoil it.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
June sat on the side nearest the stove and supplied the needs of the men.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
The little blonde an' the one that was rill delicate lookin' had gone to sleep by the stove on Abel's overcoat.
"Friendship Village" by Zona Gale
When you wish the writing to become visible hold it to red hot stove.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
He leaned the sack carefully by the stove, and then went to the table.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
What's the matter with your stove?
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss

In poetry:

Green lees of beer that's newly brewed,
A little stove of red clay burns.
As evening comes, the sky's about to snow,
Can you drink one cup with me?
"An Invitation to Mr Liu" by Bai JuYi
Because when the bottoms of the barrels
Were with the raging billows stove in,
The oil spread o'er the water,
And smoothed the stormy billows' din!
"The Wreck of the 'Thomas Dryden' in Pentland Firth" by William Topaz McGonagall
Her rattling shrouds, all sheathed in ice,
With the masts went by the board;
Like a vessel of glass, she stove and sank,
Ho! ho! the breakers roared!
"The Wreck Of The Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
An' w'en he t'ink of de swampy farm
An' gettin' up winter night,
Watchin' de stove if de win' get higher
For fear de chimley go on fire,
It's makin' poor Louis feel so tire
He tell de devil, "All right."
"The Devil" by William Henry Drummond
And she lighted the match, and it burned brightly,
And it helped to fill her heart with glee;
And she thought she was sitting at a stove very grand;
But, alas! she was found dead, with a match in her hand!
"The Little Match Girl" by William Topaz McGonagall
Daft, they call me. Daft Dick Chant be I,
Weeping when others be merry, laughing when others cry;
Running the frothy landwash when the night blows wild,
Or smoking a pipe by the red stove, contented and mild.
"The Mad Sailor" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts

In news:

Fire that killed 4 children may have been caused by malfunctioning stove, attorneys say.
The protesters have two tents and a heating stove set up in the park.
The Major League Baseball Hot Stove is open for business.
Barb Monesson relaxes Tuesday in her rented home on Stove Prairie Road outside of Fort Collins.
The small fire was apparently started by food left on the stove.
Sauna 's stove or heater.
It was a dominant performance by Trap's Sports in its biggest Hot Stove League game of the season.
Lennox Hearth to Move Stove Plant to Mexico Apr 7, 2005 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Peerless Premier to Add Jobs at Kentucky Stove Plant Jan 25, 2005 Printable format Email this Article Search.
A tip of the stove-pipe hat to Abe.
Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger Chef Michael Colletti mans the stove at VB3 in Jersey City.
Stove, fridge, tools, wood chipper stolen.
It's their version of Stove Top.
The clock on the stove.
Throwing cold water on the hot stove.

In science:

Importantly, as demonstrated by BHF and HBC another maximum in entropy develops at the gain radius, exterior to which the matter is unstable to overturn, in a matter akin to the boiling of water on a stove. A new convective zone is established between the gain radius and the shock, but the mantle does not yet explode.
Towards a Synthesis of Core-Collapse Supernova Theory