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n. pl. chim·neys
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.]
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]
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]
1. The same as a flue.
2. See Lamp chimney.
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|Noun||1.||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|
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
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 lamp|
flue - a conduit to carry off smoke
n → Schornstein 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)
n → Kaminvorsprung m
n → Kaminsims m
n → Schornsteinkopf m
n → Schornstein m
n → Schornsteinfeger m
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