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Webster 1913 Edition


Stove

Stove

(stōv)
,
imp.
of
Stave
.

Stove

,
Noun.
[D.
stoof
a foot stove, originally, a heated room, a room for a bath; akin to G.
stube
room, OHG.
stuba
a heated room, AS.
stofe
, Icel.
stofa
a room, bathing room, Sw.
stufva
,
stuga
, a room, Dan.
stue
; of unknown origin. Cf.
Estufa
,
Stew
,
Stufa
.]
1.
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.
When most of the waiters were commanded away to their supper, the parlor or
stove
being nearly emptied, in came a company of musketeers.
Earl of Strafford.
How tedious is it to them that live in
stoves
and caves half a year together, as in Iceland, Muscovy, or under the pole!
Burton.
2.
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.
Cooking stove
,
a stove with an oven, opening for pots, kettles, and the like, – used for cooking.
Dry stove
.
See under
Dry
.
Foot stove
.
See under
Foot
.
Franklin stove
.
See in the Vocabulary.
Stove plant
(Bot.)
,
a plant which requires artificial heat to make it grow in cold or cold temperate climates.
Stove plate
,
thin iron castings for the parts of stoves.

Stove

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Stoved
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Stoving
.]
1.
To keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat;
as, to
stove
orange trees
.
Bacon.
2.
To heat or dry, as in a stove;
as, to
stove
feathers
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Stove

STOVE

,
Noun.
[G., a bagnio or hot house; a room; a stove. This primarily is merely a room, a place. See Stow.]
1.
A hot house; a house or room artificially warmed.
2.
A small box with an iron pan, used for holding coals to warm the feet. It is a bad practice for young persons to accustom themselves to sit with a warm stove under the feet.
3.
An iron box, with various apartments in it for cooking; a culinary utensil of various forms.

STOVE

,
Verb.
T.
To keep warm in a house or room by artificial heat; as, to stove orange trees and myrtles.

STOVE

, pret. of stave.

Definition 2022


stove

stove

English

Noun

stove (plural stoves)

  1. A heater, a closed apparatus to burn fuel for the warming of a room.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      We toted in the wood and got the fire going nice and comfortable. Lord James still set in one of the chairs and Applegate had cabbaged the other and was hugging the stove.
  2. A device for heating food, (UK) a cooker.
  3. (chiefly Britain) A hothouse (heated greenhouse).
    • 1850, M. A. Burnett, Plantae utiliores: or illustrations of useful plants, employed in the arts and medicine, part 8:
      There existed only one specimen of this sacred tree in all Mexico, at least to the knowledge of the Mexicans; [] In spite, however, of the firmest convictions of the indivisibility of this tree — the Manitas, as it is commonly called — it has been propagated by cuttings, some of which are at this moment thriving in some of the larger stoves of our modern collectors.
    • 1854, in The Horticultural Review and Botanical Magazine, volume 4, page 208:
      Let but these facts lie contrasted with the treatment they usually receive in the stoves of this country, and the reason why they never grow to any considerable size, attain to any degree of perfection, or flourish to any extent []
  4. (dated) A house or room artificially warmed or heated.
    • Earl of Strafford
      When most of the waiters were commanded away to their supper, the parlour or stove being nearly emptied, in came a company of musketeers.
    • Burton
      How tedious is it to them that live in stoves and caves half a year together, as in Iceland, Muscovy, or under the pole!
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

stove (third-person singular simple present stoves, present participle stoving, simple past and past participle stoved)

  1. (transitive) To heat or dry, as in a stove.
    to stove feathers
  2. (transitive) To keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat.
    to stove orange trees
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

Translations

Etymology 2

Verb

stove

  1. simple past tense and past participle of stave

Anagrams


Dutch

Verb

stove

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of stuiven
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of stoven