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Definition 1: home symbolized as a part of the fireplace - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where hearth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for hearth in the sense of this definition

(hearth is a kind of ...) housing that someone is living in

"he built a modest dwelling near the pond" "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"

(... is part of hearth) 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"

(hearth is used in the usage domain ...) substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa

Definition 2: an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where hearth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for hearth in the sense of this definition

(hearth is a kind of ...) an enclosure that is set back or indented

(... is a kind of hearth ) a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning

"they sat by the fire and talked"

(hearth is a part of ...) metal fireside implements

(hearth is a part of ...) home symbolized as a part of the fireplace

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

(hearth is a part of ...) a stone that forms a hearth

(hearth is a part of ...) shelf that projects from wall above fireplace

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

(... is part of hearth) a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building

Definition 3: an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where hearth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire

Synonyms for hearth in the sense of this definition

(hearth is a kind of ...) 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"

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