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chim·ney

 (chĭm′nē)
n. pl. chim·neys
1.
a. A passage through which smoke and gases escape from a fire or furnace; a flue.
b. The usually vertical structure containing a chimney.
c. The part of such a structure that rises above a roof.
2. Chiefly British A smokestack, as of a ship or locomotive.
3. A glass tube for enclosing the flame of a lamp.
4. Something, such as a narrow cleft in a cliff, resembling a chimney.

[Middle English chimenei, from Old French cheminee, from Late Latin camīnāta, fireplace, from Latin camīnus, furnace, from Greek kamīnos.]

chimney

(ˈtʃɪmnɪ)
n
1. (Building) a vertical structure of brick, masonry, or steel that carries smoke or steam away from a fire, engine, etc
2. (Building) another name for flue11
3. (Building) short for chimney stack
4. an open-ended glass tube fitting around the flame of an oil or gas lamp in order to exclude draughts
5. (Building) Brit a fireplace, esp an old and large one
6. (Geological Science) geology
a. a cylindrical body of an ore, which is usually oriented vertically
b. the vent of a volcano
7. (Mountaineering) mountaineering a vertical fissure large enough for a person's body to enter
8. anything resembling a chimney in shape or function
[C14: from Old French cheminée, from Late Latin camīnāta, from Latin camīnus furnace, from Greek kaminos fireplace, oven]

chim•ney

(ˈtʃɪm ni)

n., pl. -neys.
1. a structure, usu. vertical, containing a passage or flue by which the smoke, gases, etc., of a fire or furnace are carried off.
2. the part of such a structure that rises above a roof.
3. the smokestack or funnel of a locomotive, steamship, etc.
4. a tube, usu. of glass, surrounding the flame of a lamp.
5. Dial. fireplace.
[1300–50; Middle English chimenai < Middle French cheminee < Latin (camera) camīnāta (room) having a fireplace =camīn(us) (< Greek kámīnos furnace) + -āta -ate1]
chim′ney•like`, adj.

Chimney

1. The same as a flue.
2. See Lamp chimney.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chimney - a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a buildingchimney - a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building
chimneystack - the part of the chimney that is above the roof; usually has several flues
damper - a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
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"
flue - a conduit to carry off smoke
smokestack, stack - a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated
stovepipe - chimney consisting of a metal pipe of large diameter that is used to connect a stove to a flue
2.Chimney - a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lampchimney - a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp
flue - a conduit to carry off smoke
kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, oil lamp - a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light
Translations
داخون، مدْخَنَهمَدْخَنَة
komíncylindr
skorsten
savupiippu
dimnjak
kémény
skorsteinn
煙突
굴뚝
kaminas
skurstenis
dimnik
dimnjak
skorsten
ปล่องไฟ
ống khói

chimney

[ˈtʃɪmnɪ]
A. N
1. [of building] → chimenea f
2. [of lamp] → tubo m
3. (Mountaineering) → olla f, chimenea f
B. CPD chimney breast N (Brit) → campana f de chimenea
chimney corner Nrincón m de la chimenea
chimney pot Ncañón m de chimenea
chimney stack Nfuste m de chimenea
chimney sweep Ndeshollinador(a) m/f

chimney

[ˈtʃɪmni] ncheminée fchimney corner n
in the chimney corner → au coin du feu

chimney

nSchornstein m; (on factory also) → Schlot m; (= open fireplace)Kamin m; (of lamp)Zylinder m; (of stove)Rauchfang m; (Mountaineering) → Kamin m; to smoke like a chimney (inf)wie ein Schlot rauchen (inf)

chimney

:
chimney breast
nKaminvorsprung m
chimneypiece
nKaminsims m
chimneypot
nSchornsteinkopf m
chimney stack
nSchornstein m
chimney sweep

chimney

[ˈtʃɪmnɪ] n (of house) → camino; (of factory) → ciminiera

chimney

(ˈtʃimni) noun
a passage for the escape of smoke etc from a fireplace or furnace. a factory chimney.

Chimney

مَدْخَنَة komín skorsten Schornstein καμινάδα chimenea savupiippu cheminée dimnjak camino 煙突 굴뚝 schoorsteen skorstein komin chaminé дымовая труба skorsten ปล่องไฟ baca ống khói 烟囱
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