Meaning of furnace in English
EtymologyMiddle English: from Old French fornais(e), from Latin fornax, fornac-, from fornus‘oven’
Definitions1. an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
- « God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction. » Richard Cecil