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fire·place

 (fīr′plās′)
n.
1. An open recess for holding a fire at the base of a chimney.
2. A structure, usually of stone or brick, for holding an outdoor fire.

fireplace

(ˈfaɪəˌpleɪs)
n
1. an open recess in a wall of a room, at the base of a chimney, etc, for a fire; hearth
2. Austral an authorized place or installation for outside cooking, esp by a roadside

fire•place

(ˈfaɪərˌpleɪs)

n.
1. the part of a chimney that opens into a room and in which fuel is burned; hearth.
2. any open structure, usu. of masonry, for keeping a fire, as at a campsite.
[1645–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fireplace - an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be builtfireplace - 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
Translations
krb
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takkaavotakka
kamin
tűzhely
arinneldstæðieldstæîi; arinnhlóðir
暖炉
벽난로
kozub
ognjiščekamin
eldstadöppen spis
เตาผิง
lò sưởi

fireplace

[ˈfaɪəpleɪs] Nchimenea f, hogar m

fireplace

[ˈfaɪərpleɪs] ncheminée f

fireplace

[ˈfaɪəˌpleɪs] ncaminetto, focolare m

fire

(ˈfaiə) noun
1. anything that is burning, whether accidentally or not. a warm fire in the kitchen; Several houses were destroyed in a fire.
2. an apparatus for heating. a gas fire; an electric fire.
3. the heat and light produced by burning. Fire is one of man's greatest benefits.
4. enthusiasm. with fire in his heart.
5. attack by gunfire. The soldiers were under fire.
verb
1. (of china, pottery etc) to heat in an oven, or kiln, in order to harden and strengthen. The ceramic pots must be fired.
2. to make (someone) enthusiastic; to inspire. The story fired his imagination.
3. to operate (a gun etc) by discharging a bullet etc from it. He fired his revolver three times.
4. to send out or discharge (a bullet etc) from a gun etc. He fired three bullets at the target.
5. (often with at or on) to aim and operate a gun at; to shoot at. They suddenly fired on us; She fired at the target.
6. to send away someone from his/her job; to dismiss. He was fired from his last job for being late.
fire alarm
an apparatus (eg a bell) to give warning of a fire. Everyone had to leave the building when the fire alarm rang.
ˈfirearm noun
any type of gun. In most countries you need a licence to keep firearms.
ˈfire-brigade noun
a company of firemen. Call the fire-brigade!
ˈfire-cracker noun
a kind of firework which makes a loud noise.
ˈfire-engine noun
a vehicle carrying firemen and their equipment.
ˈfire-escape noun
a means of escape from a building in case of fire, usually in the form of a metal staircase on the outside of the building. Hotels should have fire-escapes.
ˈfire-extinguisher noun
an apparatus (usually containing chemicals) for putting out fires. There must be fire-extinguishers in every room.
ˈfire-guard noun
a metal framework placed in front of a fireplace for safety.
ˈfireman noun
a man whose job is to put out accidental fires or those caused deliberately as a criminal act.
ˈfireplace noun
a space in a room (usually in a wall) with a chimney above, for a fire. a wide stone fireplace.
ˈfireproof adjective
that is made so it cannot catch fire. a fireproof suit.
ˈfireside noun
a place beside a fireplace. The old man slept by the fireside; (also adjective) a fireside chair.
ˈfire-station noun
the building or buildings where fire-engines and other pieces of equipment used by firemen are kept.
ˈfirewood noun
wood that is suitable for burning as fuel. I went into the garden to cut firewood.
ˈfirework noun
a small exploding device giving off a colourful display of lights. Rockets are my favourite fireworks; (also adjective) a firework display; If your sister finds out, there'll be fireworks (= a display of anger)!
ˈfiring-squad noun
a group of soldiers with guns, to execute a prisoner. He must face the firing-squad.
catch fire
to begin to burn. Dry wood catches fire easily.
on fire
burning. The building is on fire!
open fire (usually with on)
to begin shooting at. The enemy opened fire (on us).
play with fire
to do something dangerous or risky. Putting all your money into that business is playing with fire!
set fire to (something) / set (something) on fire
to cause (something) to begin burning usually accidentally or deliberately as a criminal act. They set fire to the ambassador's house; She has set the house on fire.
under fire
1. being shot at. We have been under fire from the enemy all day.
2. being criticized or blamed. The government is under fire.

fireplace

مُسْتَوْقَد krb ildsted Kamin τζάκι chimenea takka cheminée kamin camino 暖炉 벽난로 haardvuur ildsted kominek lareira камин öppen spis เตาผิง şömine lò sưởi 壁炉
References in classic literature ?
On one side of the principal room are the sleeping berths and the fire-place.
But the most wonderful thing was, that when one held one's finger in the steam of the pot, then at once one could smell what dinner was ready in any fire-place in the town.
My husband was alone in the room, seated at the further end of it, near the fire-place.
Likewise, there was a parcel of outlandish bone fish hooks on the shelf over the fire-place, and a tall harpoon standing at the head of the bed.
She sat on a low stool at nearly a right angle with the two boys, watching first one and then the other; and Philip, looking off his book once toward the fire-place, caught the pair of questioning dark eyes fixed upon him.
There, before the fire-place, stood the tall, graceful figure, wasted with many sorrows.