What does hearth mean?

Definitions for hearth
hɑrθhearth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fireplace, hearth, open fireplacenoun

    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, firesidenoun

    home symbolized as a part of the fireplace

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

  3. hearth, firesidenoun

    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. Hearthnoun

    (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. hearthnoun

    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. hearthnoun

    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. hearthnoun

    The lowest part of a metallurgical furnace

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

  4. hearthnoun

    A symbol for home or family life

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

  5. hearthnoun

    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. Hearthnoun

    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. Hearthnoun

    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. Hearthnoun

    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. 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.

  2. Oliver Mueller-Heubach:

    They are placed near a hearth so the heat of the fire heats the nails, which helps trap and hold evil spirits.

  3. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson:

    It little profits that an idle king,By this still hearth, among these barren crags,Matchd with an aged wife, I mete and doleUnequal laws unto a savage race,That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. I cannot rest from travel; I will drinkLife to the lees. All times I have enjoydGreatly, have sufferd greatly, both with thoseThat loved me, and alone; on shore, and whenThro scudding drifts the rainy HyadesVext the dim sea. I am become a name;For always roaming with a hungry heartMuch have I seen and known,cities of menAnd manners, climates, councils, governments,Myself not least, but honord of them all,And drunk delight of battle with my peers,Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy. I am a part of all that I have met;Yet all experience is an arch wherethroGleams that untravelld world whose margin fadesFor ever and for ever when I move. How dull it is to pause, to make an end,To rust unburnishd, not to shine in use!As tho to breathe were life! Life piled on lifeWere all too little, and of one to meLittle remains; but every hour is savedFrom that eternal silence, something more,A bringer of new things; and vile it wereFor some three suns to store and hoard myself,And this gray spirit yearning in desireTo follow knowledge like a sinking star,Beyond the utmost bound of human thought. It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho much is taken, much abides; and thoWe are not now that strength which in old daysMoved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,One equal temper of heroic hearts,Made weak by time and fate, but strong in willTo strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

  4. 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.

  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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