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Language: Old English
Origin: ofen

oven

noun
     
oven
ov‧en S3 [countable]
1 a piece of equipment that food is cooked inside, shaped like a metal box with a door on the front [↪ cooker, stove]:
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
Press the mixture onto the bread and bake in a hot oven for 10 minutes.
2

like an oven

informal uncomfortably hot

➔ have a bun in the oven

at bun (5)

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