Meaning of “oven” in the English Dictionary

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"oven" in British English

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ovennoun [ C ]

uk /ˈʌv.ən/ us /ˈʌv.ən/

B1 the part of a cooker with a door, used to bake or roast food:

a conventional/gas/fan-assisted oven
a microwave oven
a cool/medium/hot oven
Place the cake in the oven at 180°C.
Calcutta in summer is like an oven (= extremely and uncomfortably hot).

More examples

  • She was so engrossed in the book that she forgot the cakes in the oven.
  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 4.
  • I think the gas jet must be blocked, because the oven won't light.
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes in a preheated oven.
  • Just roast the chicken in the oven and baste it in oil and lemon.

(Definition of “oven” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"oven" in American English

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ovennoun [ C ]

us /ˈʌv·ən/

part of a stove that is box-shaped with a door, in which food is baked or heated, or a separate device with this shape and use:

Roast the turkey in a 325° oven for four hours.

(Definition of “oven” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)