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Fireplace definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FI'REPLACE, n. The part of a chimney appropriated to the fire; a hearth.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: 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" [syn: fireplace, hearth, open fireplace]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1669 1. a framed opening made in a chimney to hold an open fire ; hearth; also a metal container with a smoke pipe used for the same purpose 2. an outdoor structure of brick, stone, or metal for an open fire fireplaced adjective

Britannica Concise

Opening made in the base of a chimney to hold an open fire. The opening is framed, usually ornamentally, by a mantel (or mantelpiece). A medieval development that replaced the open central hearth for heating and cooking, the fireplace was sometimes large enough to accommodate a sitting space called an inglenook. Early fireplaces were made of stone; later, brick came into use. In 1624 Louis Savot developed a fireplace in which air was drawn through passages under the hearth and discharged into the room through a grill, a design adapted in the 20th cent.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Archit. 1 a place for a domestic fire, esp. a grate or hearth at the base of a chimney. 2 a structure surrounding this. 3 the area in front of this.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fireplace Fire"place`, n. The part a chimney appropriated to the fire; a hearth; -- usually an open recess in a wall, in which a fire may be built.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(fireplaces) In a room, the fireplace is the place where a fire can be lit and the area on the wall and floor surrounding this place. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

ancestral halls, chimney, chimney corner, family homestead, fender, fire screen, fireboard, fireguard, fireside, flue, foyer, hearth, hearth and home, hearthstone, hob, home, home place, home roof, home sweet home, homestead, household, hub, ingle, inglenook, ingleside, menage, paternal roof, roof, rooftree, smokehole, toft



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