—n. 1. a portable or fixed apparatus that furnishes heat for warmth, cooking, etc., commonly using coal, oil, gas, wood, or electricity as a source of power.
2. a heated chamber or box for some special purpose, as a drying room or a kiln for firing pottery.
—v.t. to treat with or subject to heat, as in a stove.
Pronunciation: (stōv),[key] —v. a pt. and pp. of stave.