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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Oven  \Ov"en\,  n.  [AS.  ofen;  akin  to  D.  oven,  OHG.  ofan,  ovan,  G. 
  ofen,  Icel.  ofn,  Dan.  ovn,  Sw  ugn,  Goth.  a['u]hns,  Gr  ?, 
  Skr.  ukh[=a]  pot.] 
  A  place  arched  over  with  brick  or  stonework,  and  used  for 
  baking,  heating,  or  drying;  hence  any  structure,  whether 
  fixed  or  portable,  which  may  be  heated  for  baking,  drying, 
  etc.;  esp.,  now  a  chamber  in  a  stove,  used  for  baking  or 
  roasting. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  oven 
  n  :  used  for  baking  or  roasting 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Oven 
  Heb.  tannur,  (Hos.  7:4).  In  towns  there  appear  to  have  been 
  public  ovens.  There  was  a  street  in  Jerusalem  (Jer.  37:21) 
  called  "bakers'  street"  (the  only  case  in  which  the  name  of  a 
  street  in  Jerusalem  is  preserved).  The  words  "tower  of  the 
  furnaces"  (Neh.  3:11;  12:38)  is  more  properly  "tower  of  the 
  ovens"  (Heb.  tannurim).  These  resemble  the  ovens  in  use  among 
  ourselves 
 
  There  were  other  private  ovens  of  different  kinds.  Some  were 
  like  large  jars  made  of  earthenware  or  copper,  which  were  heated 
  inside  with  wood  (1  Kings  17:12;  Isa.  44:15;  Jer.  7:18)  or  grass 
  (Matt.  6:30),  and  when  the  fire  had  burned  out  small  pieces  of 
  dough  were  placed  inside  or  spread  in  thin  layers  on  the 
  outside,  and  were  thus  baked.  (See  {FURNACE}.) 
 
  Pits  were  also  formed  for  the  same  purposes,  and  lined  with 
  cement.  These  were  used  after  the  same  manner. 
 
  Heated  stones,  or  sand  heated  by  a  fire  heaped  over  it  and 
  also  flat  irons  pans,  all  served  as  ovens  for  the  preparation  of 
  bread.  (See  Gen.  18:6;  1  Kings  19:6.) 
 




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