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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


  • Attleboro firefighters find new use for former Hearth and Kettle Restaurant
    Attleboro firefighters practice cutting a hole in the roof of the former Hearth & Kettle Restaurant on Route 1 in South Attleboro. The building is to be razed soon. Read more on this news related to 'Hearth'
  • Ski Hearth Farm - America’s Newest Cross Country Ski Area Set to Open This Season
    Ski Hearth Farm cross country ski area in historic Sugar Hill, NH is set to open for the 2014-15 season. Nestled in the hills of Franconia, NH adjacent to Cannon Mountain Ski Area and the imposing Lafayette Ridge of the White Mountains, the new area makes use of the historic buildings of what was New England ski area design pioneer Sel Hannah’s 640 acre farm. (P Read more on this news related to 'Hearth'
  • HNI Corporation Acquires Leading Hearth Provider Vermont Castings Group
    MUSCATINE, Iowa, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HNI Corporation (HNI) and its Hearth & Home Technologies business announced the acquisition of the Vermont Castings Group, a leading manufacturer of free standing hearth stoves and fireplaces.  The Vermont Castings Group has annual revenue of approximately $100 million.  "We're excited about the Vermont Cast Read more on this news related to 'Hearth'

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