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Meaning of OVEN

Pronunciation:  'uvun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  kitchen appliance used for baking or roasting

OVEN is a 4 letter word that starts with O.


 See Also: broiler, Dutch oven, gas oven, kiln, kitchen appliance, rotisserie



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ov"en\, n. [AS. ofen; akin to D. oven, OHG. ofan, ovan, G.
ofen, Icel. ofn, Dan. ovn, Sw. ugn, Goth. a['u]hns, Gr. ?,
Skr. ukh[=a] pot.]
A place arched over with brick or stonework, and used for
baking, heating, or drying; hence, any structure, whether
fixed or portable, which may be heated for baking, drying,
etc.; esp., now, a chamber in a stove, used for baking or

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a red hot oven in your dream, symbolizes you will be loved by friends and family for your devotion and unselfish nature. Alternatively, it symbolizes the womb. You may be in anticipation or fear of having children. Consider the phrase " a bun in the oven". Dreaming that your oven is broken means many vexations from children.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. tannur, (Hos. 7:4). In towns there appear to have been public ovens. There was a street in Jerusalem (Jer. 37:21) called "bakers' street" (the only case in which the name of a street in Jerusalem is preserved). The words "tower of the furnaces" (Neh. 3:11; 12:38) is more properly "tower of the ovens" (Heb. tannurim). These resemble the ovens in use among ourselves.

There were other private ovens of different kinds. Some were like large jars made of earthenware or copper, which were heated inside with wood (1 Kings 17:12; Isa. 44:15; Jer. 7:18) or grass (Matt. 6:30), and when the fire had burned out, small pieces of dough were placed inside or spread in thin layers on the outside, and were thus baked. (See FURNACE.)

Pits were also formed for the same purposes, and lined with cement. These were used after the same manner.

Heated stones, or sand heated by a fire heaped over it, and also flat irons pans, all served as ovens for the preparation of bread. (See Gen. 18:6; 1 Kings 19:6.)

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