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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hearthhɑrθ(n.)

  1. the floor of a fireplace, usu. of stone, brick, etc., often extending into a room.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. the lower part of a blast furnace, cupola, etc., in which the molten metal collects and from which it is tapped out. the part of an open hearth, reverberatory furnace, etc., upon which the charge is placed and melted down or refined.

    Category: Metallurgy

  3. a brazier or chafing dish for burning charcoal.

Origin of hearth:

bef. 900; ME herth(e), OE he(o)rth, c. OS herth, OHG hert

hearth′less(adj.)

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"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

hearth(noun)

(the part of a room beside) the fireplace

She was cleaning the hearth.

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