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  Dictionary Definition of stove

stove [1]
noun, verb, stoved, stoving.

-- noun
1. an apparatus, portable or fixed, and in many forms, for furnishing heat, as for comfort, cooking, or mechanical purposes, commonly using coal, oil, gas, or electricity.
2. a heated chamber or box for some special purpose, as a drying room, or a kiln for firing pottery.
-- verb (t)
3. to apply heat to (metalware, etc.) in a kiln to fuse paint to its surface.
[ME; OE stofa hot air bathroom, c. G Stube sitting room]