oven

[uhv-uhn]
noun
a chamber or compartment, as in a stove, for baking, roasting, heating, drying, etc.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English ofen; cognate with German Ofen, Old Norse ofn

ovenlike, adjective
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oven (ˈʌvən)
 
n
1.  an enclosed heated compartment or receptacle for baking or roasting food
2.  a similar device, usually lined with a refractory material, used for drying substances, firing ceramics, heat-treating, etc
 
vb
3.  (tr) to cook in an oven
 
[Old English ofen; related to Old High German ofan, Old Norse ofn]
 
'oven-like
 
adj

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oven
O.E. ofen "furnace, oven," from P.Gmc. *ukhnaz (cf. O.Fris., Du. oven, Ger. Ofen, O.N. ofn, O.Swed. oghn, Goth. auhns), from PIE *aukw- "cooking pot" (cf. Skt. ukhah "pot, cooking pot," L. aulla "pot," Gk. ipnos), originally, perhaps, "something hollowed out." The oven-bird (1825) so called because of
the shape of its nest. In slang, of a woman, to have (something) in the oven "to be pregnant" is attested from 1962.
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Oven definition


Heb. tannur, (Hos. 7:4). In towns there appear to have been public ovens. There was a street in Jerusalem (Jer. 37:21) called "bakers' street" (the only case in which the name of a street in Jerusalem is preserved). The words "tower of the furnaces" (Neh. 3:11; 12:38) is more properly "tower of the ovens" (Heb. tannurim). These resemble the ovens in use among ourselves. There were other private ovens of different kinds. Some were like large jars made of earthenware or copper, which were heated inside with wood (1 Kings 17:12; Isa. 44:15; Jer. 7:18) or grass (Matt. 6:30), and when the fire had burned out, small pieces of dough were placed inside or spread in thin layers on the outside, and were thus baked. (See FURNACE.) Pits were also formed for the same purposes, and lined with cement. These were used after the same manner. Heated stones, or sand heated by a fire heaped over it, and also flat irons pans, all served as ovens for the preparation of bread. (See Gen. 18:6; 1 Kings 19:6.)

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  a radar targeting system.
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  a pizza.
Microwave radiation is absorbed in the biological tissue, which is employed in
  a microwave oven for heating food.
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