Franklin stove
Stove Stove, n. [D. stoof a foot stove, originally, a heated room, a room for a bath; akin to G. stube room, OHG. stuba a heated room, AS. stofe, Icel. stofa a room, bathing room, Sw. stufva, stuga, a room, Dan. stue; of unknown origin. Cf. {Estufa}, {Stew}, {Stufa}.] 1. A house or room artificially warmed or heated; a forcing house, or hothouse; a drying room; -- formerly, designating an artificially warmed dwelling or room, a parlor, or a bathroom, but now restricted, in this sense, to heated houses or rooms used for horticultural purposes or in the processes of the arts. [1913 Webster]

When most of the waiters were commanded away to their supper, the parlor or stove being nearly emptied, in came a company of musketeers. --Earl of Strafford. [1913 Webster]

How tedious is it to them that live in stoves and caves half a year together, as in Iceland, Muscovy, or under the pole! --Burton. [1913 Webster]

2. An apparatus, consisting essentially of a receptacle for fuel, made of iron, brick, stone, or tiles, and variously constructed, in which fire is made or kept for warming a room or a house, or for culinary or other purposes. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, in modern dwellings: An appliance having a top surface with fittings suitable for heating pots and pans for cooking, frying, or boiling food, most commonly heated by gas or electricity, and often combined with an oven in a single unit; a {cooking stove}. Such units commonly have two to six heating surfaces, called burners, even if they are heated by electricity rather than a gas flame. [PJC]

{Cooking stove}, a stove with an oven, opening for pots, kettles, and the like, -- used for cooking.

{Dry stove}. See under {Dry}.

{Foot stove}. See under {Foot}.

{Franklin stove}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Stove plant} (Bot.), a plant which requires artificial heat to make it grow in cold or cold temperate climates.

{Stove plate}, thin iron castings for the parts of stoves. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Franklin stove — Frank lin stove A kind of open stove introduced by Benjamin Franklin, the peculiar feature of which was that a current of heated air was directly supplied to the room from an air box; now applied to other varieties of open stoves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Franklin stove — ☆ Franklin stove n. [after FRANKLIN2 Benjamin, who invented it] a cast iron heating stove resembling an open fireplace …   English World dictionary

  • Franklin stove — The Franklin stove (named after its inventor, Benjamin Franklin) is a metal lined fireplace with baffles in the rear to improve the airflow, providing more heat and less smoke than an ordinary open fireplace. It is also known as the circulating… …   Wikipedia

  • Franklin Stove —    Benjamin Franklin (1706 1790) was one of America s greatest statesmen. He was a diplomat sent to France to seek aid for the colonists, and he helped frame both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.    Franklin was …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Franklin stove — 1. a cast iron stove having the general form of a fireplace with enclosed top, bottom, side, and back, the front being completely open or able to be closed by doors. 2. any of various fireplaces having a cast iron top, back, and sides, with some… …   Universalium

  • franklin stove — noun also franklin Usage: usually capitalized F Etymology: after Benjamin Franklin, its inventor 1. : a metal heating stove resembling an open fireplace but designed to be set out in a room so as to conserve heat and to distribute it evenly 2. :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Franklin stove — Frank′lin stove′ n. ene a cast iron stove having the general form of a fireplace with the front open and often fitted with doors • Etymology: 1780–90, amer.; after Benjamin Franklin, who designed it …   From formal English to slang

  • Franklin stove — noun Etymology: Benjamin Franklin, its inventor Date: 1776 a metal heating stove resembling an open fireplace but designed to be set out in a room …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Franklin stove — noun N. Amer. a large cast iron stove for heating a room, resembling an open fireplace in shape. Origin C18: named after the American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin …   English new terms dictionary

  • Franklin stove — Benjamin Franklin …   Inventors, Inventions

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”