stove

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch stove and/or Middle Low German stove (compare Dutch stoof), possibly from Proto-Germanic *stubō (room, living room, heated room), possibly from Vulgar Latin *extūfa, *extūfāre (to heat with steam), from Latin ex- + *tūfus (hot vapor), from Ancient Greek τῦφος (tûphos, fever).[1]

Cognate with Old High German stuba (whence German Stube), Old English stofa (bathroom, bathhouse), stufbæþ (hot-air bath), Old Norse stofa (whence Icelandic stofa (living room), Norwegian stove, Danish and Norwegian stue and Swedish stuga). Doublet of stufa.

Noun[edit]

stove (plural stoves)

  1. A heater, a closed apparatus to burn fuel for the warming of a room.
    • 1815 Robertson Buchanan, Appendix to A Treatise on the Economy of Fuel, and Management of Heat, Especially as it Relates to Heating and Drying by Means of Steam. p. 309.
      [I]n the countries of modern Europe, the use of stoves prevail throughout the north; while in France and Great Britain, open fires are used. In the warm countries of Italy and Spain, there are very few chimneys, and the only method usually practised of tempering the cold... is to burn charcoal in portable brasiers.
    • 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 UK) 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.
    • April 1, 1634, Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, letter to the Lord Deputy
      When most of the waiters were commanded away to their supper, the Parlour or Stove being near emptied, in came a Company of Musketeers.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970:
      How tedious is it to them that live in stoves and caves half a year together, as in Iceland, Muscovy, or under the pole!
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  • Japanese: ストーブ (sutōbu)
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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
    • 1975, William Geoffrey Potter, Uses of Epoxy Resins (page 39)
      The wide use of amine-cured epoxy paints is mostly due to their providing many of the properties of stoved epoxy films from an ambient temperature-cured system.
  2. (transitive) To keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat.
    to stove orange trees
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stove

  1. simple past tense and past participle of stave

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stove

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

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse stofa (also stoga and stufa). Akin to English stove.

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stove f (definite singular stova, indefinite plural stover, definite plural stovene)

  1. a living room
  2. (dated) a cottage, small house
    • 1957, Vesaas, Tarjei, Fuglane [The Birds], page 7:
      Syskenparet sat ute på trammen til den skrale stoga der dei budde to-eine.
      The pair of siblings sat out on the porch of the dilapidated cottage in which they lived alone.

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