[Du.] A kind of box, generally made of iron, which stands in some part of the room, supplied with fuel from time to time through a door Stoves are more economical than grates, since less of the heat produced goes up the chimney, but they are not so healthful. Anthracite requires a stove with a base burner, that causes a smaller draft of air, much in use in the United States. Oil and gas stoves are much in use for heating, and gas stoves are coming into large use for cooking purposes.