Part of speech: noun

A structure enclosing a fire chamber, as for smelting or heating.

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Usage examples "furnace":

  1. She shut the furnace door and went up- stairs again. - "Fanny Herself", Edna Ferber.
  2. And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers", Alexander Maclaren.
  3. And now, since those few minutes, I have lived in a burning furnace of it. - "The Wicked Marquis", E. Phillips Oppenheim.