Oven


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oven

[′əv·ən]
(engineering)
A heated enclosure for baking, heating, or drying.
(geology)
A rounded, saclike, chemically weathered pit or hollow in a rock (especially a granitic rock) which has an arched roof and resembles an oven.

What does it mean when you dream about an oven?

An oven suggests a womb, as in the expression “a bun in the oven,” which means to be pregnant. An oven can also represent transformation, as an appliance that transforms food. Ovens are featured in some fairy tales, too, as a means of punishment (Hansel and Gretel throwing the witch into the oven) or as a means of transformation (the Gingerbread Man becoming a real person after being cooked in an oven).

Oven

(dreams)
The most obvious symbolism is that of a womb. You may be having some fears or anticipation in regard to having children. A warm oven is said to have “fruitful, ” or positive, connotations, while a cold oven the opposite. Of course, an oven may simply represent housekeeping and cooking.
References in classic literature ?
Nikita took off his coat, shook it again, hung it up beside the oven, and came up to the table.
Then the death song arose, and he knew his beloved missionary's body was being dragged to the oven as he heard the words:
The smoke of the hot ovens arose under their windows, and the bodies of the slain were dragged by their doors on the way to the feasting.
Shut the oven door, Cousin Benjamin, so that he won't miss them.
Tod's kitchen, amongst the wreckage, Benjamin Bunny picked his way to the oven nervously, through a thick cloud of dust.
By th' same token, my wife's been a-plaguin' on me to build her a oven this twelvemont.
She had not noticed any ovens in the town, but they might be there, nevertheless, for some of the inhabitants seemed very fresh.
So from Bendigo I drifted to the Ovens, and from the Ovens to Ballarat.
Wouldn't it be incredible if you could just dump all your ingredients in an oven and when you open the oven, everything's ready to eat?
Learn strategies for firing your hand-built clay oven and baking casseroles, vegetables, meats, and more.
Todd Albi says he has developed an outdoor oven that's better than more expensive Italian stone pizza ovens.
Try this experiment to test how a solar oven uses the sun's energy to melt a bar of chocolate.