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hearth

 (härth)
n.
1.
a. The floor of a fireplace, usually extending into a room and paved with brick, flagstone, or cement.
b. A fireplace: a blazing fire in the hearth.
2. Family life; the home.
3. Metallurgy
a. The lowest part of a blast furnace or cupola, from which the molten metal flows.
b. The bottom of a reverberatory furnace, where ore is exposed to the flame.
4. The fireplace or brazier of a blacksmith's forge.

[Middle English herth, from Old English heorth; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

hearth

(hɑːθ)
n
1. (Building)
a. the floor of a fireplace, esp one that extends outwards into the room
b. (as modifier): hearth rug.
2. this part of a fireplace as a symbol of the home, etc
3. (Metallurgy) the bottom part of a metallurgical furnace in which the molten metal is produced or contained
[Old English heorth; related to Old High German herd hearth, Latin carbō charcoal]

hearth

(hɑrθ)

n.
1. the floor of a fireplace, usu. of stone, brick, etc., often extending into a room.
2.
a. the lower part of a blast furnace, cupola, etc., in which the molten metal collects and from which it is tapped out.
b. the part of an open hearth, reverberatory furnace, etc., upon which the charge is placed and melted down or refined.
3. a brazier or chafing dish for burning charcoal.
[before 900; Middle English herth(e), Old English he(o)rth, c. Old Saxon herth, Old High German hert]
hearth′less, adj.

hearth

  • focaccia bread - Italian for "bread baked in the hearth."
  • fuel - Traces back to Latin focalis, "hearth."
  • scar - Traces back to Greek eskhara, "hearth" or "scab."
  • hearth - The floor of a fireplace as well as the area in front.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hearth - an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be builthearth - 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"
chimney - a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building
fire - a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning; "they sat by the fire and talked"
fire iron - metal fireside implements
fireside, hearth - home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides"
hearthstone - a stone that forms a hearth
chimneypiece, mantel, mantelpiece, mantlepiece, mantle - shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece"
niche, recess - an enclosure that is set back or indented
water back - water heater consisting of a tank or pipes set at the back of a fireplace or in the firebox of a stove
2.hearth - home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides"
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
fireplace, hearth, open fireplace - 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"
synecdoche - substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
3.hearth - an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)hearth - an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room); "they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
Translations
مَوْقِد، مِدْفَأه
krb
kaminpejs
arinn; arinhella
kamīnspavards
kozub
ognjišče
härd

hearth

[hɑːθ]
A. N (gen, also fig) → hogar m; (= fireplace) → chimenea f
B. CPD hearth rug Nalfombrilla f, tapete m

hearth

[ˈhɑːrθ] nfoyer m, cheminée fhearth rug ndevant m de foyer

hearth

nFeuerstelle f; (= whole fireplace)Kamin m; (fig: = home) → (häuslicher) Herd; the kettle was keeping warm on the hearthder Kessel wurde auf dem Herd warm gehalten; hearth and homeHaus und Herd

hearth

:
hearth brush
nKaminbesen m
hearthrug
nKaminvorleger m

hearth

[hɑːθ] nfocolare m

hearth

(haːθ) noun
(the part of a room beside) the fireplace. She was cleaning the hearth.
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