* (noun) an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
Example(s) of use: "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"
Other definitions and usage examples for Hearth in different contexts:
- (noun) home symbolized as a part of the fireplace
- (noun) an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)
- (n.) The pavement or floor of brick, stone, or metal in a
chimney, on which a fire is made; the floor of a fireplace; also, a
corresponding part of a stove.
- (n.) The house itself, as the abode of comfort to its inmates
and of hospitality to strangers; fireside.
- (n.) The floor of a furnace, on which the material to be heated
lies, or the lowest part of a melting furnace, into which the melted