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Definitions of hearth

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. home symbolized as a part of the fireplace (synecdoche); "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room); "they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The house itself, as the abode of comfort to its inmates and of hospitality to strangers; fireside. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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 material settles. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That part of a room where the fire is made; hence, the family circle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. The part of the floor on which the fire is made: the fireside: the house itself: the home. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Floor of a fire-place; fireside. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The floor of a fireplace; fireside; home. hearthstone. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Part of the floor on which a fire is made; the fireside; the house itself; the family circle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The large flat stone placed in front of a fireplace, and generally on a level with the floor; the fireside; one's home. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. One way of baking much practiced in the East is to place the dough on an iron plate, either laid on or supported on legs above the vessel sunk in the ground, which forms the oven. The cakes baked "on the hearth" ( Genesis 18:6 ) were probably baked in the existing Bedouin manner, on hot stones covered with ashes. The "hearth" of King Jehoiakims winter palace, ( Jeremiah 36:23 ) was possibly a pan or brazier of charcoal. From this we see that the significance of the Hebrew words translated hearth is not the same as with us. biblestudytools.com
  15. Heb. ah ( Jeremiah 36:22 Jeremiah 36:23 ; RSV, "brazier"), meaning a large pot like a brazier, a portable furnace in which fire was kept in the king's winter apartment. Heb. kiyor ( Zechariah 12:6 ; RSV, "pan"), a fire-pan. Heb. moqed ( Psalms 102:3 ; RSV, "fire-brand"), properly a fagot. Heb. yaqud ( Isaiah 30:14 ), a burning mass on a hearth. biblestudytools.com
  16. härth, n. the part of the floor on which the fire is made: the fireside: the house itself: the home-circle: the lowest part of a blast-furnace: a brazier, chafing-dish, or fire-box.--ns. HEARTH'-MON'EY, HEARTH'-PENN'Y, HEARTH'-TAX, a tax in England, formerly laid upon hearths; HEARTH'-RUG, a rug used for covering the hearth-stone; HEARTH'-STONE, a stone forming a hearth, the fireside: a soft stone used for whitening hearths, doorsteps, &c. [A.S. heorð; Dut. haard, Ger. herd.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Floor of fireplace; h.-rug (laid before fireplace); hearthstone, flat stone forming h., (also) stone &c. for whitening hh. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. [Anglo-Saxon, German] Pavement of stone or brick in a house on which the fire or the fixe-grate is laid;—the house itself, considered an the abode of comfort to its inmates and of hospitality to strangers. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. The pavement of a room on which a fire is made. Complete Dictionary

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