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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, chimneypiecenoun

    shelf that projects from wall above fireplace

    "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece"


  1. chimneypiecenoun

    A mantelpiece.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chimneypiecenoun

    The ornamental piece of wood, or stone, that is set round the fireplace.

    Etymology: from chimney and piece.

    Polish and brighten the marble hearths and chimneypieces with a clout dipt in grease; nothing maketh them shine so well. Jonathan Swift, Directions to the Housemaid.


  1. chimneypiece

    The fireplace mantel or mantelpiece, also known as a chimneypiece, originated in medieval times as a hood that projected over a fire grate to catch the smoke. The term has evolved to include the decorative framework around the fireplace, and can include elaborate designs extending to the ceiling. Mantelpiece is now the general term for the jambs, mantel shelf, and external accessories of a fireplace. For many centuries, the chimneypiece was the most ornamental and most artistic feature of a room, but as fireplaces have become smaller, and modern methods of heating have been introduced, its artistic as well as its practical significance has lessened.Where the fireplace continues up the wall with an elaborate construction, as in historic grand buildings, this is known as an overmantel. Mirrors and paintings designed to be hung above a mantel shelf may be called "mantel mirror", "mantel painting" and so on.


  1. chimneypiece

    A chimneypiece, also known as a mantelpiece or fireplace surround, is a decorative framework around a fireplace, often including a mantel shelf above it. It is typically made of wood, stone, or marble and can be ornately carved or simply designed. It serves both functional and aesthetic purposes, protecting the wall from the heat of the fire and enhancing the overall appearance of the fireplace area.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chimneypiece in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chimneypiece in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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