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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.
References in classic literature ?
One day I crawled near to a country school house, and my curiosity being excited by the monotonous hum of the students within, I made bold to enter and creep along a crack between two boards until I reached the far end, where, in front of a hearth of glowing embers, sat the master at his desk.
It came from a very bright place; and the little one, rising on its legs, toddled through the snow, the old grimy shawl in which it was wrapped trailing behind it, and the queer little bonnet dangling at its back--toddled on to the open door of Silas Marner's cottage, and right up to the warm hearth, where there was a bright fire of logs and sticks, which had thoroughly warmed the old sack (Silas's greatcoat) spread out on the bricks to dry.
Therefore it dances on the hearth, and laughs broadly throughout the room, and plays a thousand antics, and throws a joyous glow over all the faces that encircle it.
I had got a couple of old fire-dogs to keep the wood from the hearth, and it did me good to see the soot form on the back of the chimney which I had built, and I poked the fire with more right and more satisfaction than usual.
As soon as he got indoors he put the Serpent down on the hearth before the fire.
Then he sat down on the hearth among the ashes and they all held their peace, till presently the old hero Echeneus, who was an excellent speaker and an elder among the Phaeacians, plainly and in all honesty addressed them thus:
Every morning she awoke in her tapestried room and found Martha kneeling upon the hearth building her fire; every morning she ate her breakfast in the nursery which had nothing amusing in it; and after each breakfast she gazed out of the window across to the huge moor which seemed to spread out on all sides and climb up to the sky, and after she had stared for a while she realized that if she did not go out she would have to stay in and do nothing--and so she went out.
Her eye, as she re-entered the small sitting-room, instantly sought mine, which was just then lingering on the hearth; I knew she read at once the sort of inward ruth and pitying pain which the chill vacancy of that hearth stirred in my soul: quick to penetrate, quick to determine, and quicker to put in practice, she had in a moment tied a holland apron round her waist; then she disappeared, and reappeared with a basket; it had a cover; she opened it, and produced wood and coal; deftly and compactly she arranged them in the grate.
So she made a fire on her hearth, and that it might burn the quicker, she lighted it with a handful of straw.
Hesiod's diction is in the main Homeric, but one of his charms is the use of quaint allusive phrases derived, perhaps, from a pre- Hesiodic peasant poetry: thus the season when Boreas blows is the time when `the Boneless One gnaws his foot by his fireless hearth in his cheerless house'; to cut one's nails is `to sever the withered from the quick upon that which has five branches'; similarly the burglar is the `day-sleeper', and the serpent is the `hairless one'.
In a sweeping passion she seized a glass vase from the table and flung it upon the tiles of the hearth.
The hatch, removed from the top of the works, now afforded a wide hearth in front of them.