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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fireplace, hearth, open fireplace(noun)

    an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built

    "the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it"; "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"; "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"

  2. hearth, fireside(noun)

    home symbolized as a part of the fireplace

    "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides"

  3. hearth, fireside(noun)

    an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)

    "they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"


  1. hearth(Noun)

    A brick, stone or cement floor to a fireplace or oven

  2. hearth(Noun)

    An open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire may be built

  3. hearth(Noun)

    The lowest part of a metallurgical furnace

  4. hearth(Noun)

    A symbol for home or family life

  5. hearth(Noun)

    A household or group following the modern pagan faith of Heathenry.

  6. Origin: Old English heorþ, from herþaz, from ker-. Cognate with Dutch haard, German Herd, Swedish härd.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hearth(noun)

    the pavement or floor of brick, stone, or metal in a chimney, on which a fire is made; the floor of a fireplace; also, a corresponding part of a stove

  2. Hearth(noun)

    the house itself, as the abode of comfort to its inmates and of hospitality to strangers; fireside

  3. Hearth(noun)

    the floor of a furnace, on which the material to be heated lies, or the lowest part of a melting furnace, into which the melted material settles


  1. Hearth

    In historic and modern usage, a hearth is a brick- or stone-lined fireplace, with or without an oven, used for heating and originally also used for cooking food. For centuries, the hearth was such an integral part of a home, usually its central and most important feature, that the concept has been generalized to refer to a homeplace or household, as in the terms "hearth and home" and "keep the home fires burning". In a medieval hall, the hearth commonly stood in the middle of the hall, with the smoke rising through the room to a vent in the roof. Later, such hearths were moved to the side of the room and provided with a chimney. In fireplace design, the hearth is the part of the fireplace where the fire burns, usually consisting of masonry at floor level or higher, underneath the fireplace mantel.

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