Owen vs Stove - What's the difference?

owen | stove |

As a proper noun Owen

is a given name derived from Welsh of Welsh origin, possibly derived from Eugene, cognate to Gaelic Eòghan.

As a noun stove is

a heater, a closed apparatus to burn fuel for the warming of a room.

As a verb stove is

to heat or dry, as in a stove.



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • of (etyl) origin, possibly derived from Eugene, cognate to Gaelic .
  • derived from the given name.
  • from the Gaelic Mac Eoghain .
  • A town in South Australia
  • A town in , Germany
  • A town in Indiana
  • A city in Wisconsin
  • Quotations

    * : Act II, Scene II: *: This Edmund, in the reign of Bolingbroke, *: As I have read, laid claim unto the crown; *: And but for Owen Glendower, had been king, *: Who kept him in captivity till he died.


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) and/or (etyl) stove (compare Dutch stoof), possibly from (etyl) , Norwegian stove and Danish and Norwegian stue and Swedish stuga).


    (en noun)
  • A heater, a closed apparatus to burn fuel for the warming of a room.
  • * , chapter=8
  • , title= 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:
  • 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.
  • * 1854 , in The Horticultural Review and Botanical Magazine , volume 4, page 208:
  • 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
  • (dated) A house or room artificially warmed or heated.
  • * Earl of Strafford
  • When most of the waiters were commanded away to their supper, the parlour or stove being nearly emptied, in came a company of musketeers.
  • * Burton
  • How tedious is it to them that live in stoves and caves half a year together, as in Iceland, Muscovy, or under the pole!
    Derived terms


  • To heat or dry, as in a stove.
  • to stove feathers
  • To keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat.
  • to stove orange trees
    (Francis Bacon)
    (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 2


  • (stave)
  • Anagrams

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