Hearth

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Hearth Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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"
  • home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides"
  • an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room); "they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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" ,
  • home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides" ,
  • an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room); "they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"

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Hearth Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A hearth (har-th) is a brick or stone lined fireplace or oven that is used for cooking and heating. Historically, the hearth was the center of the home, as it provided heat for the house. Its Latin name is focus. That is why "focus" is used for many kinds of central point.

In more modern times, the hearth can also be section of the fireplace that can be seen. This often includes tileing around the base of the fireplade onto the floor.



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'Hearth' example sentence in quotations


* One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way. - Vincent Van Gogh

* Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell. - Joan Crawford


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Hearth Sample Sentences in News


  • Research and Markets: Hearth Market by Fuel Type (Gas, Wood, Electric and Other), Product (Fireplace, Stove and ...
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  • Hearth Market by Fuel Type, Product, Style & Geography - Global trends and forecasts to 2013 - 2020
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  • Specialty Fireplace Door Manufacturer Design Specialties Plans Growth With Resources From New Ownership Group
    Design Specialties, Inc., a Milwaukee manufacturer of fireplace doors, screens and other hearth accessories sold at specialty hearth retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada, plans to enhance its operations ... Read more on this news related to 'Hearth'

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