a compartment or receptacle for baking or roasting food or for heating or drying things
Origin of ovenMiddle English ; from Old English ofen, akin to German ; from Indo-European base an unverified form auqw-, cooking vessel from source Classical Latin aulla, olla
A chamber or enclosed compartment for heating, baking, or roasting food, as in a stove, or for firing, baking, hardening, or drying objects, as in a kiln.
Origin of ovenMiddle English, from Old English ofen.
From Middle English oven, from Old English ofen, ofn.