1An apparatus for cooking or heating that operates by burning fuel or using electricity.‘There are children out there that don't know you can buy the actual kernels and pop them, in a pan, on the stove.’
oven, rangeView synonyms
- ‘Remove it from the stove and strain out the mint, then pour it over the fruit and chill for several hours.’
- ‘It's very cold in the winter and the school only has wood-burning stoves.’
- ‘This led out into a courtyard where the wood for the stove was stored.’
- ‘Corrie glanced over at the stove where her brother was busy preparing lunch and rolled her eyes.’
- ‘Return to the stove and cook over medium heat until the sauce thickens a little.’
- ‘During the cold weather each student was expected to have a sod of turf for the iron stove in the school.’
- ‘Indoor air sampling established that vented stoves generated substantially less soot and other airborne particulate matter than unimproved hearths did.’
- ‘For those of you that don't know, runs are when a huge group of bikers get on their motorcycles, pack some tents and portable stoves, and camp out.’
- ‘Keep high chairs, chairs, and playpens away from stoves and counters.’
- ‘Late night chefs in my house have two options when confronted with the daunting task of moving a hot pan from the stove to the countertop.’
- ‘Griffin frowned and watched her as she began making coffee at the small counter by the white stove.’
- ‘There was a small TV monitor in the corner on the counter and a stove on the left of it.’
- ‘The dishes were all done, stacked in the strainer, and the stove and countertop wiped clean.’
- ‘On the counter by the stove was the loaf of bread, a quarter of it missing.’
- ‘As she came down the east stairs she saw her father standing at the counter by the stove spreading cream cheese on a bagel.’
- ‘We installed smokeless stoves with chimneys in a few huts.’
- ‘He said a wood-burning stove, installed under the Allerton Castle chimney seven years ago, posed a greater fire risk than a coal fire and a flue liner would have cut that risk.’
- ‘The galley, easily accessible on the main deck, still has lidded pots on the stove, and in the engine-room tools hang in neat rows.’
- ‘All we had to do for fuel was to step outside the door of the hut and gather wood for our stove; to this day, the slightest whiff of wood-smoke instantly takes me back to Bawdsey.’
- 1.1British A hothouse for plants.
transitive verb[with object]
1Treat (an object) by heating it in a stove in order to apply a desired surface coating.
- ‘After coating, the item is stoved at fairly high temperatures, generally 150-180°C, when the powder melts and flows out to a level, integral coating.’
2British Raise (plants) in a hothouse.
Middle English (in the sense ‘sweating room’): from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German stove; perhaps related to the noun stew. Current verb senses date from the early 17th century.
verbpast and past participle
- past and past participle of stave