What does hearth mean?

Definitions for hearth
hɑrθhearth

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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"

GCIDE

  1. Hearth(n.)

    (Metal. & Manuf.) 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; as, an open-hearth smelting furnace.

    Etymology: [OE. harthe, herth, herthe, AS. heor; akin to D. haard, heerd, Sw. hrd, G. herd; cf. Goth. hari a coal, Icel. hyrr embers, and L. cremare to burn.]

Wiktionary

  1. hearth(Noun)

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

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

  2. hearth(Noun)

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

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

  3. hearth(Noun)

    The lowest part of a metallurgical furnace

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

  4. hearth(Noun)

    A symbol for home or family life

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

  5. hearth(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. harthe, herth, herthe, AS. heor; akin to D. haard, heerd, Sw. hrd, G. herd; cf. Goth. hari a coal, Icel. hyrr embers, and L. cremare to burn.]

  2. Hearth(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. harthe, herth, herthe, AS. heor; akin to D. haard, heerd, Sw. hrd, G. herd; cf. Goth. hari a coal, Icel. hyrr embers, and L. cremare to burn.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. harthe, herth, herthe, AS. heor; akin to D. haard, heerd, Sw. hrd, G. herd; cf. Goth. hari a coal, Icel. hyrr embers, and L. cremare to burn.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hearth

    härth, n. the part of the floor on which the fire is made: the fireside: the house itself: the home-circle: the lowest part of a blast-furnace: a brazier, chafing-dish, or fire-box.—ns. Hearth′-mon′ey, Hearth′-penn′y, Hearth′-tax, a tax in England, formerly laid upon hearths; Hearth′-rug, a rug used for covering the hearth-stone; Hearth′-stone, a stone forming a hearth, the fireside: a soft stone used for whitening hearths, doorsteps, &c. [A.S. heorð; Dut. haard, Ger. herd.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hearth

    Applied to the ship's fire-place, coppers, and galley generally.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hearth in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hearth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of hearth in a Sentence

  1. Abraham Lincoln:

    We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

  2. Mark Kutney:

    The hearth is significant as something of the University’s early academic years, the original arch above the opening will have to be reconstructed, but we hope to present the remainder of the hearth as essentially unrestored, preserving its evidence of use.

  3. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    Love is the only bow of life's dark cloud. It is the Morning and Evening Star. It shines upon the cradle of the babe, and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb. It is the Mother of Art, inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher. It is the air and light of every heart, builder of every home, kinder of every fire on every hearth, It was the first dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody. Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings of common clay.

  4. Fernandez de Andrada:

    For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief.

  5. Joan Crawford:

    Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.

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