- furnace early 13c., from O.Fr. fornaise "oven, furnace" (12c.), from L. fornacem (nom. fornax) "an oven, kiln," related to fornus, furnus "oven," and to formus "warm," from PIE root *ghwer- "warm" (Cf. Gk. thermos, O.E. wearm; see WARM (Cf. warm)).
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Furnace — Fur nace, n. [OE. fornais, forneis, OF. fornaise, F. fournaise, from L. fornax; akin to furnus oven, and prob. to E. forceps.] 1. An inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting metals, for… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Furnace — Fur nace, n. 1. To throw out, or exhale, as from a furnace; also, to put into a furnace. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster] He furnaces The thick sighs from him. Shak. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
furnace — [fʉr′nəs] n. [ME furnaise < OFr fornais < L fornax (gen. fornacis), furnace: see WARM] 1. an enclosed chamber or structure in which heat is produced, as by burning fuel, for warming a building, reducing ores and metals, etc. 2. any… … English World dictionary
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furnace — ► NOUN 1) an enclosed chamber in which material can be heated to very high temperatures. 2) a very hot place. ORIGIN Latin fornax, from fornus oven … English terms dictionary
Furnace — For other uses, see Furnace (disambiguation). Industrial Furnace from 1907 A furnace is a device used for heating. The name derives from Latin fornax, oven. In American English and Canadian English, the term furnace on its own is generally used… … Wikipedia
furnace — furnacelike, adj. /ferr nis/, n., v., furnaced, furnacing. n. 1. a structure or apparatus in which heat may be generated, as for heating houses, smelting ores, or producing steam. 2. a place characterized by intense heat: The volcano was a… … Universalium
furnace — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See heat. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. heater, heating system, boiler, hot air furnace, steam furnace, hot water furnace, oil burner, gas furnace, electric furnace, annealing furnace, kiln, reduction… … English dictionary for students
Furnace — 1) Chald. attun, a large furnace with a wide open mouth, at the top of which materials were cast in (Dan. 3:22, 23; comp. Jer. 29:22). This furnace would be in constant requisition, for the Babylonians disposed of their dead by cremation, as… … Easton's Bible Dictionary