A compartment or receptacle for baking or roasting food or for heating or drying things.
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 oven
- Middle English from Old English ofen
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English oven, from Old English ofen, ofn.