What does fireplace mean?

Definitions for fireplace
ˈfaɪərˌpleɪsfire·place

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. fireplace(Noun)

    an open hearth for holding a fire at the base of a chimney

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fireplace(noun)

    the part a chimney appropriated to the fire; a hearth; -- usually an open recess in a wall, in which a fire may be built

Freebase

  1. Fireplace

    A fireplace is an architectural structure designed to contain a fire. Fireplaces are used at the present time mostly for the relaxing ambiance they create. Historically they were used for the practical purposes of heating, cooking, and heating water for laundry and domestic uses. A fire is contained in a firebox or firepit; a chimney or other flue allows exhaust to escape. A fireplace may have: a foundation; a hearth; a firebox; a mantelpiece; a chimney crane, used in kitchen and laundry fireplaces; a grate; a lintel; a lintel bar; overmantel; a damper; a smoke chamber; a throat; a flue. On the exterior there is often a corbeled brick crown; the projecting courses of brick act as a drip course to keep rainwater from running down the exterior walls. A cap, hood, or shroud serves to keep rainwater out of the exterior of the chimney; rain in the chimney is a much greater problem in chimneys lined with impervious flue tiles or metal liners than with the traditional masonry chimney, which soaks up all but the most violent rain. Some chimneys have a spark arrestor incorporated into the crown or cap. Fireplaces have variable heat efficiency. Organizations like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington Department of Ecology warn that, according to various studies, fireplaces can pose a significant health risk. The EPA writes "Smoke may smell good, but it's not good for you."

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fireplace in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fireplace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fireplace in a Sentence

  1. Haylie Ferguson:

    I have no idea how he got in, i just heard something smack against the window of the fireplace.

  2. Meghan McEwan:

    Travelers want more than stars, they want detailed information about the experience of staying somewhere, people have learned that they can forgive a lack of certain star-driven amenities if a hotel or inn is luxurious, quirky or interesting -- fascinating innkeepers, breakfast cooked with ingredients from an on-site garden, a beautiful location, a library full of great books, a comfortable chair in front of a fireplace.

  3. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    When I retire I'm going to spend my evenings by the fireplace going through those boxes. There are things in there that ought to be burned.

  4. Marilyn Monroe:

    I don’t want anyone to see exactly where I live, what my sofa or my fireplace looks like.

  5. Clifford V. Villalon:

    Like the temperature of a fireplace, everything on earth is dependent on the temperature.

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