An oven is a device for baking food using heat. You probably scramble eggs on your stove but bake cupcakes in your oven.

Most ovens are in kitchens, whether in private homes or restaurants. Every once in a while, you'll see an outdoor bread or pizza oven too — these are built of brick, stone, or clay, and can safely get hot enough to bake at very high temperatures. Another kind of oven is one that's used for baking ceramics, which is also called a kiln or sometimes a furnace. The very oldest ovens were built thousands of years ago in Central and Eastern Europe.

Definitions of oven

n kitchen appliance used for baking or roasting

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an oven or part of a stove used for broiling
Dutch oven
an oven consisting of a metal box for cooking in front of a fire
gas oven
a domestic oven fueled by gas
an oven or broiler equipped with a rotating spit on which meat cooks as it turns
a clay oven used in northern India and Pakistan
Type of:
kitchen appliance
a home appliance used in preparing food

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