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English noun: hearth

1. hearth (artifact) an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsfireplace, open fireplace


Broader (hypernym)niche, recess


Narrower (hyponym)fire


Part holonymchimneypiece, fire iron, fireside, hearth, hearthstone, mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, water back


Part meronymchimney

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


SamplesDriven from hearth and home.
Fighting in defense of their firesides.


Synonymsfireside


Broader (hypernym)abode, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home


Part meronymfireplace, hearth, open fireplace


Domain usagesynecdoche

3. hearth (location) an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)


SamplesThey sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire.


Synonymsfireside


Broader (hypernym)area, country









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