Meaning of furnace
Pronunciation: (fûr'nis), [key]
— n., v., -naced, -nac•ing.
- a structure or apparatus in which heat may be generated, as for heating houses, smelting ores, or producing steam.
- a place characterized by intense heat: The volcano was a seething furnace.
- (cap.)the constellation Fornax.
- to heat (a metal piece) in a furnace.
- furnace (Thesaurus)