Meaning of OVEN in English


n.1 an enclosed compartment of brick, stone, or metal for cooking food.

2 a chamber for heating or drying.

3 a small furnace or kiln used in chemistry, metallurgy, etc.

Phrases and idioms:

oven-ready (of food) prepared before sale so as to be ready for immediate cooking in the oven.

Etymology: OE ofen f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.