A furnace is an appliance that heats houses and buildings by burning fuel or circulating hot water. Your furnace might rumble in the basement, sending heat up through your house's radiators.
- Pronunciation: /ˈfəːnɪs/
- English Description: a large container for a very hot fire, used to produce power, heat, or liquid metal
- Chinese Translation: 熔炉(Rong2 Lu2)
- Spanish Translation: horno
- STORY: Most houses in cold climates have a furnace, to warm their rooms during the chilly months of the year. Furnaces also have industrial uses, like burning trash or extracting ore from metal. If someone says, "It's as hot as a furnace in this classroom!" they mean that it's extremely hot. Furnace comes from the Old French fornaise, "oven," with the Latin root word fornacem, "oven or kiln."
Silhouettes of Pittsburgh icons, from the Smithfield Street Bridge to the Carrie Furnace, will dot the horizon of the circular space.Architectural Digest May 6, 2015
Also, there was significant increase in real consumption of fuel oil for oil furnaces.
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