stove


stove
stove (n.) mid-15c., "heated room, bath-room," from M.L.G. or M.Du. stove, both meaning "heated room," which was the original sense in English; a general West Germanic word (Cf. O.E. stofa "bath-room," Ger. Stube "sitting room") of uncertain relationship to similar words in Romance languages (Cf. It. stufa, Fr. étuve "sweating-room;" see STEW (Cf. stew) (v.)). One theory traces them all to V.L. *extufare "take a steam bath." The meaning "device for heating or cooking" is first recorded 1610s. Stove pipe is recorded from 1690s; as a type of tall cylindrical hat for men, from 1851.

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  • Stove — Stove, n. [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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stove — Stove, v. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To heat or dry, as in a stove; as, to stove feathers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stöve — ist der Familienname von: Betty Stöve (* 1945), ehemalige niederländische Tennisspielerin Willi Stöve (1860–1931), Unternehmer und Mitglied des Deutschen Reichstags Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehr …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stove — [n] range; furnace boiler, convection oven, cooker, electric stove, heater, kiln, microwave, oven, toaster oven, warmer, wood stove; concept 463 …   New thesaurus

  • Stove — (st[=o]v), imp. of {Stave}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stove — bezeichnet einen Ortsteil der Gemeinde Boiensdorf im Landkreis Nordwestmecklenburg in Mecklenburg Vorpommern einen Ortsteil der Gemeinde Carlow im Landkreis Nordwestmecklenburg in Mecklenburg Vorpommern einen Ortsteil der Gemeinde Drage im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stovė — stovė̃ sf. 1. stovykla, stova: Karalius buvo savo stovę paėmęs ant kalno J.Šliūp. 2. KlK32,43 atverstinės apykaklės apatinė dalis …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • stove — [1] ► NOUN ▪ an apparatus for cooking or heating that operates by burning fuel or using electricity. ORIGIN Dutch or Low German …   English terms dictionary

  • stove — stove1 [stōv] n. [ME < MDu, heated room, akin to Ger stube, sitting room, OE stofa, hot air bath < early borrowing < VL * extufa, back form. < * extufare, to steam, STEW1] 1. an apparatus using fuel or electricity for heating a room,… …   English World dictionary

  • Stove — A stove is an enclosed heated space. The term is commonly taken to mean an enclosed space in which fuel is burned to provide heating, either to heat the space in which the stove is situated or to heat the stove itself, and items placed on it, for …   Wikipedia


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