What does chimney mean?

Definitions for chimneyˈtʃɪm ni

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chimney(noun)

    a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building

  2. lamp chimney, chimney(noun)

    a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp

Wiktionary

  1. chimney(Noun)

    A vertical tube or hollow column used to emit environmentally polluting gaseous and solid matter (including but not limited to by-products of burning carbon or hydro-carbon based fuels); a flue.

  2. chimney(Noun)

    The glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp.

  3. chimney(Noun)

    The smokestack of a steam locomotive.

  4. chimney(Noun)

    A narrow cleft in a rock face; a narrow vertical cave passage.

  5. chimney(Verb)

    To negotiate a chimney (sense #4) by pushing against the sides with back, feet, hands, etc.

  6. Origin: From cheminee, from caminus, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chimney(noun)

    a fireplace or hearth

  2. Chimney(noun)

    that part of a building which contains the smoke flues; esp. an upright tube or flue of brick or stone, in most cases extending through or above the roof of the building. Often used instead of chimney shaft

  3. Chimney(noun)

    a tube usually of glass, placed around a flame, as of a lamp, to create a draft, and promote combustion

  4. Chimney(noun)

    a body of ore, usually of elongated form, extending downward in a vein

  5. Origin: [F. chemine, LL. caminata, fr. L. caminus furnace, fireplace, Gr. furnace, oven.]

Freebase

  1. Chimney

    A chimney is a structure which provides ventilation for hot flue gases or smoke from a boiler, stove, furnace or fireplace to the outside atmosphere. Chimneys are typically vertical, or as near as possible to vertical, to ensure that the gases flow smoothly, drawing air into the combustion in what is known as the stack, or chimney, effect. The space inside a chimney is called a flue. Chimneys may be found in buildings, steam locomotives and ships. In the United States, the term smokestack is also used when referring to locomotive chimneys or ship chimneys, and the term funnel can also be used. The height of a chimney influences its ability to transfer flue gases to the external environment via stack effect. Additionally, the dispersion of pollutants at higher altitudes can reduce their impact on the immediate surroundings. In the case of chemically aggressive output, a sufficiently tall chimney can allow for partial or complete self-neutralization of airborne chemicals before they reach ground level. The dispersion of pollutants over a greater area can reduce their concentrations and facilitate compliance with regulatory limits.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chimney

    chim′ni, n. a passage for the escape of smoke or heated air from a furnace: in houses, that part of the passage which is built above the roof: anything of a like shape.—ns. Chim′ney-can, or -pot, a cylindrical pipe of earthenware or other material placed at the top of a chimney to increase the draught; Chim′ney-cor′ner, in old chimneys, the space between the fire and the wall forming the sides of the fireplace: fireside, commonly spoken of as the place for the aged and infirm; Chim′ney-piece, a shelf over the fireplace; Chim′ney-shaft, the stalk of a chimney which rises above the building; Chim′ney-Stack, a group of chimneys carried up together; Chim′ney-stalk, a very tall chimney; Chim′ney-swall′ow, the Hirundo rustica, a very common swallow: the chimney-swift; Chim′ney-sweep, Chim′ney-sweep′er, one who sweeps or cleans chimneys; Chim′ney-top, the top of a chimney.—Chimney-pot hat, a familiar name for the ordinary cylindrical hat of gentlemen. [Fr. cheminée—L. camīnus; Gr. kaminos, a furnace.]

Editors Contribution

  1. chimney

    A structure which provides ventilation from a boiler, stove, furnace or fireplace to the outside atmosphere. They are created in various ways and with various materials.

    Fireplaces, boilers, stoves, power stations, wood burners and many other buildings etc have a chimney depending on the design.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chimney in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chimney in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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