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HEARTH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hearth mean? 

HEARTH (noun)
  The noun HEARTH has 3 senses:

1. an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
2. home symbolized as a part of the fireplace
3. an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)

  Familiarity information: HEARTH used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEARTH (noun)


Sense 1hearth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fireplace; hearth; open fireplace

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("hearth" is a kind of...):

niche; recess (an enclosure that is set back or indented)

Meronyms (parts of "hearth"):

fire iron (metal fireside implements)

fireside; hearth (home symbolized as a part of the fireplace)

hearthstone (a stone that forms a hearth)

chimneypiece; mantel; mantelpiece; mantle; mantlepiece (shelf that projects from wall above fireplace)

water back (water heater consisting of a tank or pipes set at the back of a fireplace or in the firebox of a stove)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hearth"):

fire (a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning)

Holonyms ("hearth" is a part of...):

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)


Sense 2hearth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Home symbolized as a part of the fireplace

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fireside; hearth

Context examples:

driven from hearth and home / fighting in defense of their firesides

Hypernyms ("hearth" is a kind of...):

abode; domicile; dwelling; dwelling house; habitation; home (housing that someone is living in)

Domain usage:

synecdoche (substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa)

Holonyms ("hearth" is a part of...):

fireplace; hearth; open fireplace (an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built)


Sense 3hearth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

fireside; hearth

Context example:

they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire

Hypernyms ("hearth" is a kind of...):

area; country (a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography))


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