kiln

\ \ [OE] Etymologically a kiln is for ‘cooking’, not for burning or drying. Its distant ancestor was Latin coquīnakitchen’, a derivative of the verb coquerecook’. This produced an unexplained variant culīna (source of English culinary [17]), which was used not only for ‘kitchen’, but also for ‘cooking-stove’. Old English adopted it as cylene, which has become modern English kiln.
\ \ Cf.COOK, CULINARY, KITCHEN

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  • Kiln — Kiln …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kiln — (k[i^]ln or k[i^]l), n. [OE. kilne, kulne, AS. cyln, cylen; akin to Icel. kylna; prob. from the same source as coal. See {Coal}.] 1. A large stove or oven; a furnace of brick or stone, or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kiln — Kiln, MS U.S. Census Designated Place in Mississippi Population (2000): 2040 Housing Units (2000): 987 Land area (2000): 13.320736 sq. miles (34.500547 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.134640 sq. miles (0.348717 sq. km) Total area (2000): 13.455376… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Kiln, MS — U.S. Census Designated Place in Mississippi Population (2000): 2040 Housing Units (2000): 987 Land area (2000): 13.320736 sq. miles (34.500547 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.134640 sq. miles (0.348717 sq. km) Total area (2000): 13.455376 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • kiln — /kɪln / (say kiln) noun 1. a furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying something, especially one for calcining limestone or one for baking bricks. –verb (t) 2. to burn, bake, or treat in a kiln. {Middle English kylne, Old English cyl(e)n,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • kiln — [kil, kiln] n. [ME kylne < OE cylne < L culina, cookstove, kitchen] a furnace or oven for drying, burning, or baking something, as bricks, grain, or pottery vt. to dry, burn, or bake in a kiln …   English World dictionary

  • kiln — [kıln] n [Date: 700 800; : Latin; Origin: culina kitchen , from coquere to cook ] a special ↑oven for baking clay pots, bricks etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Kiln — der; [e]s, e <aus gleichbed. engl. kiln, dies über mittelengl. kilne, kulne aus lat. culina »Herd«> Schachtofen zur Holzverkohlung od. Metallgewinnung (Bergw.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • kiln — [ kıln ] noun count a type of oven used for baking clay, bricks, etc. to make them hard …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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