Definition of "stove" []

  • An apparatus in which electricity or a fuel is used to furnish heat, as for cooking or warmth. (noun)
  • A device that produces heat for specialized, especially industrial, purposes. (noun)
  • A kiln. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A hothouse. (noun)
  • A past tense and a past participle of stave. (verb)
  • Any heating apparatus, such as a kiln (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To process (ceramics, metalwork, etc) by heating in a stove (verb)
  • To stew (meat, vegetables, etc) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "stove" in a sentence
  • "Add a not-too-thin film of oil and add the scallops one at a time; brown them well on the first side for as long as 5 minutes, adjusting the heat so they don't burn which on my stove translates as "leave the heat on high", then turn and brown lightly on the second."
  • "And now that we have proper jacket-and-scarf weather happening in New York City, spending a few hours at the stove is a welcome prospect."
  • "Boiling lemon wedges, nutmeg, or cinnamon sticks in hot water on the stove is a really nice scent treat."