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



    BrE BrE//stəʊv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stoʊv//
    In the kitchen
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  1. 1  a piece of equipment that can burn various fuels and is used for heating rooms a gas/wood-burning stove
  2. 2  (especially North American English) (British English also cooker) (North American English also range) a large piece of equipment for cooking food, containing an oven and gas or electric rings on top She put a pan of water on the stove. (North American English, British English) Most people don't want to spend hours slaving over a hot stove (= cooking). See related entries: In the kitchen
  3. see also stave
    Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘sweating room’): from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German stove; perhaps related to the noun stew.Extra examples A pan was simmering on the stove. A pot of soup was cooking on the stove. Don’t touch the stove! It’s hot. I’ve been slaving over a hot stove all day for you! Most people don’t want to spend hours slaving over a hot stove. There is no heating in the house apart from a small wood-burning stove. We cooked dinner outside the tent on a little paraffin stove.
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