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Definitions of stove

  1. a kitchen appliance used for cooking food; " dinner was already on the stove"
  2. any heating apparatus
  3. of Stave
  4. imp. of Stave.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat; as, to stove orange trees.
  8. To heat or dry, as in a stove; as, to stove feathers.
  9. An apparatus for containing a fire for cooking or heating.
  10. An apparatus with a fire for warming a room, cooking, etc.
  11. To heat or keep warm.
  12. Apparatus containing fire for warming a room, & c.
  13. Of to stave.
  14. Imp. & pp. of STAVE, v.
  15. An apparatus, usually of metal, for heating or cooking.
  16. An apparatus enclosing a fire for heating or cooking; a small box with an iron pan, used for holding coals to warm the feet; a culinary utensil of various forms.
  17. To keep warm in a house or room by artificial heat; to heat.
  18. A hothouse; an enclosed fireplace for heating an apartment; a room or space artificially warmed; a cooking apparatus.
  19. To heat or dry, as in a stove.
  20. Broken or burst in, as a hole in a ship.
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Usage examples for stove

  1. He seemed to be looking in at Dolly, who, with her back to him, was at work over the stove. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  2. Manny's th' time I've heerd him lecture to little Matt Doolan asleep like a log behind th' stove. – Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen by Finley Peter Dunne
  3. I thought I would get it done while I hadn't so much to do, for it bein' the first of March I knew sugarin' would be comin' on, and then cleanin'- house time, and I wanted it to put down jest as soon as the stove was carried out in the summer kitchen. – Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor by Thomas L. Masson (Editor)
  4. We have a little tent that we brought to put over the cooking- stove, and he can sleep in that. – The Associate Hermits by Frank R. Stockton
  5. " I want to put the wood in the stove ready to light in the morning, and set a few little things out. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  6. Come now, stop talking, and go after the stove. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  7. No sooner would Cook turn her head away than Little Milk would run all over the hot stove. – Verotchka's Tales by Mamin Siberiak
  8. The outer apartment of the hut contains a stove, a table, and a coarse bed, forming the living- room, while the inner one is improved for the dairy. – Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia by Maturin M. Ballou
  9. Then he came back, and told her to go away from the stove. – Snowdrop and Other Tales by Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm
  10. His instrument is back of the cook stove over against a window. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  11. And is the stove out? – The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys by Gulielma Zollinger
  12. Drusilla, after Hilda's departure, sat by her little stove and thought it over. – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  13. The Sisters do the coffee on one side of eight feet by eight, while I and my vegetables and the stove which goes out are on the other. – My War Experiences in Two Continents by Sarah Macnaughtan
  14. " We stove in the boat when we tried to land. – The Go Ahead Boys on Smugglers' Island by Ross Kay
  15. I must wear a stove- pipe hat! – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  16. So it wasn't very long before the two boys had brought in two good basketsful of kindlings, which just filled the wood box behind the stove. – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  17. I did it when I fell over a stove at the settlement. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  18. Six hours; and two stove boats.... – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  19. You now approach the stove and apply the polish. – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  20. The stove had gone out. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
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