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.
- An apparatus in which electricity or a fuel is used to furnish heat, as for cooking or warmth.
- A device that produces heat for specialized, especially industrial, purposes.
- A kiln.
- Chiefly British A hothouse.
- A past tense and a past participle of stave.