Hearth vs. Oven

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Main Difference

The main difference between Hearth and Oven is that the Hearth is a brick- or stone-lined fireplace and Oven is a thermally insulated chamber used for the heating, baking or drying of a substance

  • Hearth (noun)

    A brick, stone or cement floor to a fireplace or oven.

  • Hearth (noun)

    An open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire may be built.

  • Hearth (noun)

    The lowest part of a metallurgical furnace.

  • Hearth (noun)

    A brazier, chafing dish, or firebox.

  • Hearth (noun)

    Home or family life.

  • Hearth (noun)

    A household or group following the modern pagan faith of Heathenry.

  • Oven (noun)

    A chamber used for baking or heating.

  • Hearth (noun)

    The pavement or floor of brick, stone, or metal in a chimney, on which a fire is made; the floor of a fireplace; also, a corresponding part of a stove.

  • Hearth (noun)

    The house itself, as the abode of comfort to its inmates and of hospitality to strangers; fireside.

  • Hearth (noun)

    The floor of a furnace, on which the material to be heated lies, or the lowest part of a melting furnace, into which the melted material settles; as, an open-hearth smelting furnace.

  • Oven (noun)

    A place arched over with brick or stonework, and used for baking, heating, or drying; hence, any structure, whether fixed or portable, which may be heated for baking, drying, etc.; esp., now, a chamber in a stove, used for baking or roasting.

Webster Dictionary
  • Hearth (noun)

    an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built;

    "the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it"

    "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"

    "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"

  • Hearth (noun)

    home symbolized as a part of the fireplace;

    "driven from hearth and home"

    "fighting in defense of their firesides"

  • Hearth (noun)

    an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room);

    "they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"

  • Oven (noun)

    kitchen appliance used for baking or roasting

Princeton's WordNet

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