Ov"en (?), n. [AS. ofen; akin to
D. oven, OHG. ofan, ovan, G. ofen, Icel.
ofn, Dan. ovn, Sw. ugn, Goth.
aúhns, Gr. ?, Skr. ukhā pot.] 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.