Definition of oven noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʌvn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌvn//
In the kitchen
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  • the part of a cooker/stove shaped like a box with a door on the front, in which food is cooked or heated Take the cake out of the oven. a gas/an electric oven a cool/hot/moderate oven Open a window, it's like an oven in here! compare microwave See related entries: In the kitchen
  • Word OriginOld English ofen, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch oven, German Ofen, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek ipnos.Extra examples Bake them in a warm oven until risen and golden brown. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Switch on the oven and let it heat up. Tandoori food is cooked in a clay oven. baking bread in the ovenIdioms (informal, humorous) to be pregnant
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