HyperDic: hearth

English > 3 senses of the word hearth:
NOUNartifacthearth, fireplace, open fireplacean open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
artifacthearth, firesidehome symbolized as a part of the fireplace
locationhearth, firesidean area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)
hearth > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'rth
RhymesBarth ... Hogarth: 3 rhymes with aarth...
English > hearth: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built.
Examples
  • "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"
  • "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"
Synonymsfireplace, open fireplace
Part ofchimneyA vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building
Partsfire ironmetal fireside implements
hearth, firesidehome symbolized as a part of the fireplace
hearthstoneA stone that forms a hearth
mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, chimneypieceshelf that projects from wall above fireplace
water backwater heater consisting of a tank or pipes set at the back of a fireplace or in the firebox of a stove
NarrowerfireA fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning
Broaderrecess, nicheAn enclosure that is set back or indented
Spanishchimenea, hogar, lar, llar
Catalanllar de foc, llar, xemeneia
English > hearth: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaninghome symbolized as a part of the fireplace.
Example"driven from hearth and home"
Synonymfireside
Part offireplace, hearth, open fireplaceAn open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
Broaderdwelling, home, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling househousing that someone is living in
Usage ofsynecdocheSubstituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
Spanishhogar
Catalanllar de foc, llar
English > hearth: 3 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningAn area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room).
Example"they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"
Synonymfireside
Broaderarea, countryA particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

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