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fire·side

 (fīr′sīd′)
n.
1. The area immediately surrounding a fireplace or hearth.
2. A home.
adj.
At or as if at a fireside: a fireside chat.

fireside

(ˈfaɪəˌsaɪd)
n
1. the hearth
2. family life; the home

fire•side

(ˈfaɪərˌsaɪd)

n.
1. the space about a fire or hearth.
2. home or family life.
[1555–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fireside - an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)fireside - 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"
2.fireside - 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
Translations
جانِب المَوْقِد
u krbu
kandallósarok
arinhella; svæîi umhverfis arinn
miesto pri kozube
zapeček
ocak başı

fireside

[ˈfaɪəsaɪd]
A. N by the firesidejunto a la chimenea, al amor de la lumbre
B. CPDhogareño, familiar
fireside chair Nsillón m cerca de la lumbre
fireside chat Ncharla f íntima

fireside

[ˈfaɪərsaɪd] nfoyer m, coin m du feu
by the fireside → au coin du feufire station ncaserne f de pompiersfire truck n (US)voiture f de pompiers

fireside

[ˈfaɪəˌsaɪd] nangolo del focolare
by the fireside → intorno al focolare

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.
References in classic literature ?
By the fireside there is a second man--supposed to be on the watch--fast asleep, poor wretch
One Evening in December as my Father, my Mother and myself, were arranged in social converse round our Fireside, we were on a sudden greatly astonished, by hearing a violent knocking on the outward door of our rustic Cot.
I morbidly represented to myself that if Joe knew it, I never afterwards could see him at the fireside feeling his fair whisker, without thinking that he was meditating on it.
They were very good comrades in their rambles and their fireside communings.
The monotonous and vibrating note was destined to grow into the intimacy of the heart, pass into blood and bone, accompany the thoughts and acts of two full decades, remain to haunt like a reproach the peace of the quiet fireside, and enter into the very texture of respectable dreams dreamed safely under a roof of rafters and tiles.
My judgment is, that they ought all to be despised; and ought to serve but for winter talk by the fireside.
Even its comforts were limited to its being dry and warm, and having a snug though faded fireside.
The human heart may best be read in the fireside chair.
OLD Lady Lydiard sat meditating by the fireside, with three letters lying open on her lap.
He was of a proud, yet gentle spirit--haughty and reserved among the rich and great; but ever ready to stoop his head to the lowly cottage door, and be like a brother or a son at the poor man's fireside.
He was of a proud, yet gentle spirit -- haughty and reserved among the rich and great; but ever ready to stoop his head to the lowly cottage door, and be like a brother or a son at the poor man's fireside.
Surveyor Pue, who made investigations a century later, believed -- and one of his recent successors in office, moreover, faithfully believes -- that Pearl was not only alive, but married, and happy, and mindful of her mother; and that she would most joyfully have entertained that sad and lonely mother at her fireside.