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STOVE, noun [G., a bagnio or hot house; a room; a stove This primarily is merely a room, a place. See Stow.]

1. A hot house; a house or room artificially warmed.

2. A small box with an iron pan, used for holding coals to warm the feet. It is a bad practice for young persons to accustom themselves to sit with a warm stove under the feet.

3. An iron box, with various apartments in it for cooking; a culinary utensil of various forms.

STOVE, verb transitive To keep warm in a house or room by artificial heat; as, to stove orange trees and myrtles.

STOVE, preterit tense of stave.