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kiln

 (kĭln, kĭl)
n.
Any of various ovens for hardening, burning, or drying substances such as grain, meal, or clay, especially a brick-lined oven used to bake or fire ceramics.
tr.v. kilned, kiln·ing, kilns
To process in one of these ovens.

[Middle English kilne, from Old English cyln, from Latin culīna, kitchen, stove; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

kiln

(kɪln)
n
(Ceramics) a large oven for burning, drying, or processing something, such as porcelain or bricks
vb
(Ceramics) (tr) to fire or process in a kiln
[Old English cylen, from Late Latin culīna kitchen, from Latin coquere to cook]

kiln

(kɪl, kɪln)
n.
1. a furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying something, esp. one for firing pottery, calcining limestone, or baking bricks.
v.t.
2. to burn, bake, or treat in a kiln.
[before 900; Middle English kiln(e), Old English cylen < Latin culīna kitchen]

kiln

  • hovel - A conical building enclosing a kiln.
  • oast - A kiln used to dry hops or malt or tobacco.
  • battledore - Can refer to various tools, such as the paddle of a canoe or a utensil for inserting loaves into an oven or wares into a kiln.
  • china - Comes from Persian chini, for the delicate and valuable ware first made in China; the word describes pieces made from certain kinds of clay that have been glazed, usually decorated, and fired in a kiln at high temperatures.

kiln


Past participle: kilned
Gerund: kilning

Imperative
kiln
kiln
Present
I kiln
you kiln
he/she/it kilns
we kiln
you kiln
they kiln
Preterite
I kilned
you kilned
he/she/it kilned
we kilned
you kilned
they kilned
Present Continuous
I am kilning
you are kilning
he/she/it is kilning
we are kilning
you are kilning
they are kilning
Present Perfect
I have kilned
you have kilned
he/she/it has kilned
we have kilned
you have kilned
they have kilned
Past Continuous
I was kilning
you were kilning
he/she/it was kilning
we were kilning
you were kilning
they were kilning
Past Perfect
I had kilned
you had kilned
he/she/it had kilned
we had kilned
you had kilned
they had kilned
Future
I will kiln
you will kiln
he/she/it will kiln
we will kiln
you will kiln
they will kiln
Future Perfect
I will have kilned
you will have kilned
he/she/it will have kilned
we will have kilned
you will have kilned
they will have kilned
Future Continuous
I will be kilning
you will be kilning
he/she/it will be kilning
we will be kilning
you will be kilning
they will be kilning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kilning
you have been kilning
he/she/it has been kilning
we have been kilning
you have been kilning
they have been kilning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kilning
you will have been kilning
he/she/it will have been kilning
we will have been kilning
you will have been kilning
they will have been kilning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kilning
you had been kilning
he/she/it had been kilning
we had been kilning
you had been kilning
they had been kilning
Conditional
I would kiln
you would kiln
he/she/it would kiln
we would kiln
you would kiln
they would kiln
Past Conditional
I would have kilned
you would have kilned
he/she/it would have kilned
we would have kilned
you would have kilned
they would have kilned

kiln

A chamber in which clay is fired.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kiln - a furnace for firing or burning or drying such things as porcelain or brickskiln - a furnace for firing or burning or drying such things as porcelain or bricks
brickkiln - a kiln for making bricks
dry kiln - a kiln for drying and seasoning lumber
furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
limekiln - a kiln used to reduce naturally occurring forms of calcium carbonate to lime
muffle - a kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature
oast - a kiln for drying hops
Translations
أتون، فُرْن
ovn
भट्टा
égetõkemenceégetőkemence
brennsluofn
ceplis
fırınkireç ocağıtuğla ocağı

kiln

[kɪln] Nhorno m

kiln

[ˈkɪln] nfour m

kiln

n (for baking, burning) → (Brenn)ofen m; (for minerals) → Röst- or Kiesofen m; (for drying bricks etc) → Trockenofen m; (for hops etc) → Darre f, → Darrofen m

kiln

[kɪln] nfornace f

kiln

(kiln) noun
a type of large oven for baking pottery or bricks, drying grain etc.
References in classic literature ?
After a good deal of effort we moulded about twenty-five thousand bricks, and put them into a kiln to be burned.
In it the poet invokes Athena to protect certain potters and their craft, if they will, according to promise, give him a reward for his song; if they prove false, malignant gnomes are invoked to wreck the kiln and hurt the potters.
It was another half-hour before I drew near to the kiln.
Young lady, if my master don't fall out with me, I'll look down by the kiln by and by, where the boy will be most like, and again in the morning
In one corner various heaps of clay had been piled up, destined for tiles and pantiles, and a stack of brushwood and logs (fuel for the kiln no doubt) lay in another part of the enclosure.
And purchase the cargo of one of those ships that they say are going to China,” cried Elizabeth; “turn your pot ash-kettles into teacups, the scows on the lake into saucers, bake your cake in yonder lime- kiln, and invite the county to a tea-party.
On the forenoon of the second day, coming to the top of a hill, I saw all the country fall away before me down to the sea; and in the midst of this descent, on a long ridge, the city of Edinburgh smoking like a kiln.
If you change your mind at any time,' returned Eugene, 'come to me at my works, and you'll always find an opening in the lime- kiln.
The fog was lighter here, and he could see the strange, bottle-shaped kilns with their orange, fanlike tongues of fire.
The water would then have deposited mud, containing fragments of pottery from the kilns, more abundant at some spots than at others, and shells from the sea.
An' I take the whole outfit an' start Wednesday of next week haulin' lumber for the buildin's, an' bricks for the kilns, an' all the rest.
On working days she would go to see him at work either at the workshops or at the brick kilns, or at the sheds on the banks of the Irtish.