from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. warming
  • n. A room in a monastery that was kept warm and used as a sitting room
  • n. A warming pan, or similar device used by a priest to warm his hands

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Making hot; producing or communicating heat.
  • n. An apartment in a monastery, warmed and used as a sitting room.
  • n. A hollow sphere of metal, filled with hot water, or a chafing dish, placed on the altar in cold weather for the priest to warm his hands with.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as calefactive.
  • n. A chamber, provided with a fireplace or stove, used as a withdrawing-room by monks, and generally adjoining the refectory. It is very often a portion of the substructure of the dormitory.
  • n. A chafing-dish of silver or other metal, to contain burning charcoal, placed upon the altar in cold weather.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. serving to heat


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