(obsolete) A stew.
The floating dust in a flour mill caused by the operation of grinding.
* 1867 , The British Farmer's Magazine , Volum LII, New Series,
- (De Colange)
- The removal of the heated air, steam, stive , and flour from the millstones, is a proposition which does not appear to be more than sufficiently well understood.
* stive-box, stive-room
To be stifled or suffocated.
To compress, to cram; to make close and hot; to render stifling.
* Sir H. Wotton
* 1796 , Amelia Simmons, , 1996 Bicentennial Facsimile Edition,
- His chamber was commonly stived with friends or suitors of one kind or other.
* 1836 , T. S. Davis (editor), Kitchen Poetry'', ''Every Body's Album , Volume 1,
- Let your cucumbers be ?mall, fre?h gathered, and free from ?pots; then make a pickle of ?alt and water, ?trong enough to bear an egg; boil the pickle and ?kim it well, and then pour it upon your cucumbers, and ?tive them down for twenty four hours;.
* 1851 , , Margaret: A Tale of the Real and Ideal, Blight and Bloom , 1871,
- And here I mist stay, / In this stived up kitchen to work all day.
- "Things are a good deal stived up," answered the Deacon.
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)