Definitions of chimney

  1. a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A fireplace or hearth. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That part of a building which contains the smoke flues; esp. an upright tube or flue of brick or stone, in most cases extending through or above the roof of the building. Often used instead of chimney shaft. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A tube usually of glass, placed around a flame, as of a lamp, to create a draft, and promote combustion. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A body of ore, usually of elongated form, extending downward in a vein. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The passage through which smoke or heated air, etc., escapes; a glass tube for a lamp. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A passage for the escape of smoke or heated air. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A fireplace; passage for smoke. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A flue for the smoke or gases from a fire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A passage for the escape of smoke from a fire; a flue; a funnel; a glass funnel to intensify the combustion of a lamp. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A funnel or passage upwards in a wall for the escape of smoke or heated air; chimney-flue or vent, the passage from the fireplace upwards for the escape of the smoke or heated air; chimney-sweep, one who cleans chimneys; chimney-piece, an ornamental frame of wood or stone round a fireplace. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. chim'ni, n. a passage for the escape of smoke or heated air from a furnace: in houses, that part of the passage which is built above the roof: anything of a like shape.--ns. CHIM'NEY-CAN, or -POT, a cylindrical pipe of earthenware or other material placed at the top of a chimney to increase the draught; CHIM'NEY-COR'NER, in old chimneys, the space between the fire and the wall forming the sides of the fireplace: fireside, commonly spoken of as the place for the aged and infirm; CHIM'NEY-PIECE, a shelf over the fireplace; CHIM'NEY-SHAFT, the stalk of a chimney which rises above the building; CHIM'NEY-STACK, a group of chimneys carried up together; CHIM'NEY-STALK, a very tall chimney; CHIM'NEY-SWALL'OW, the Hirundo rustica, a very common swallow: the chimney-swift; CHIM'NEY-SWEEP, CHIM'NEY-SWEEP'ER, one who sweeps or cleans chimneys; CHIM'NEY-TOP, the top of a chimney.--CHIMNEY-POT HAT, a familiar name for the ordinary cylindrical hat of gentlemen. [Fr. cheminée--L. cam[=i]nus; Gr. kaminos, a furnace.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Flue carrying off smoke or steam of fire, furnace, engine, &c.; (also c.-stalk, -top) part of flue rising above house-roof; glass tube protecting lamp flame; natural vent, e.g. of volcano; (Mountaineering) narrow cleft by which cliff may be climbed; c.-corner, warm seat within old-fashioned large fire-place; c.-jack, rotating cowl; c.-piece=MANTEL; c.-pot, earthen ware or metal pipe added to c.-top (c.-pot hat, tall silk hat); c.-stack, united group of c.-stalks; c.-stalk, see above, also=tall factory c.; c.-swallow, common swallow; c.-sweep, man who sweeps cc.; c.-sweeper, =c.-sweep, also=jointed c.-cleaning brush. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. n. [Greek] The passage through which the smoke of a fire-place, &c., is carried off; – a tube placed above a lamp, &c., to create a draught and promote combustion. Cabinet Dictionary
  16. The passage through which the smoke ascends from the fire in the house; the fireplace. Complete Dictionary

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