Meaning of “stove” in the English Dictionary


"stove" in English

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stovenoun [ C ]

uk /stəʊv/ us /stoʊv/

a piece of equipment that burns fuel or uses electricity in order to heat a place

A2 mainly US UK usually cooker a large box-shaped device that is used to cook and heat food, either by putting the food inside or by putting it on the top

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

"stove" in American English

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stovenoun [ C ]

us /stoʊv/

a piece of kitchen equipment having a top for cooking food in containers placed over gas flames or circles of metal heated by electricity, and that usually has an oven below:

She got some eggs out and heated a pan on the stove.

A stove is also a piece of equipment for heating a space inside a room, often using wood or a form of coal as a fuel:

a potbellied stove

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