Ceramic pots in a kiln.
Origin of kilnMiddle English kylne ; from Old English cylne ; from Classical Latin culina, cookstove, kitchen
transitive verbkilned, kiln·ing, kilns
Origin of kilnMiddle English kilne, from Old English cyln, from Latin culīna, kitchen, stove; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present kilns, present participle kilning, simple past and past participle kilned)
- To bake in a kiln.
- When making pottery we need to allow the bisque to dry before we kiln it.
From Middle English kilne, from Old English cylene or cyline (“large oven”), from Latin culīna (“kitchen, kitchen stove”), introduced by the Romans to England in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.