furnace


furnace
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 — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Furnace (Indiana) Furnace (Kentucky) Furnace (Maryland) Furnace (Tennessee) Furnace (Virginia) Furnace Creek (Kalifornien) im Vereinigten Königreich: Furnace (Ceredigion), Wales Furnace… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • furnace — [n] heating mechanism boiler, calefactor, cinerator, cremator, forge, Franklin stove, heater, heating system, incinerator, kiln, oil burner, smithy, stove; concept 463 Ant. freezer …   New thesaurus

  • 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


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