From (etyl) and/or (etyl) stove (compare Dutch stoof), possibly from (etyl) , Norwegian stove and Danish and Norwegian stue and Swedish stuga).
A heater, a closed apparatus to burn fuel for the warming of a room.
* , chapter=8
Mr. Pratt's Patients
, passage=We toted in the wood and got the fire going nice and comfortable. Lord James still set in one of the chairs and Applegate had cabbaged the other and was hugging the stove
A device for heating food, (UK ) a cooker.
(chiefly, UK) A hothouse (in which plants are kept).
* 1850 , M. A. Burnett, Plantae utiliores: or illustrations of useful plants, employed in the arts and medicine , part 8:
* 1854 , in The Horticultural Review and Botanical Magazine , volume 4, page 208:
- There existed only one specimen of this sacred tree in all Mexico, at least to the knowledge of the Mexicans; In spite, however, of the firmest convictions of the indivisibility of this tree — the Manitas, as it is commonly called — it has been propagated by cuttings, some of which are at this moment thriving in some of the larger stoves of our modern collectors.
(dated) A house or room artificially warmed or heated.
* Earl of Strafford
- Let but these facts lie contrasted with the treatment they usually receive in the stoves of this country, and the reason why they never grow to any considerable size, attain to any degree of perfection, or flourish to any extent
- When most of the waiters were commanded away to their supper, the parlour or stove being nearly emptied, in came a company of musketeers.
- How tedious is it to them that live in stoves and caves half a year together, as in Iceland, Muscovy, or under the pole!
To heat or dry, as in a stove.
To keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat.
- to stove feathers
- to stove orange trees
- (Francis Bacon)
A mining excavation in the form of a terrace of steps.
* 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day , Vintage 2007, page 318,
- The other smell that worked its way into your clothes, your skin, your spirit, believed here to rise by way of long-deserted drifts and stopes , from the everyday atmosphere of Hell itself.
* stope assay plan
* stope board
* stope fillings
* stope hoist
* stope pillar
(mining) To excavate in the form of stopes.
(mining) To fill in with rubbish, as a space from which the ore has been worked out.