American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An open recess for holding a fire at the base of a chimney; a hearth.
- n. A structure, usually of stone or brick, for holding an outdoor fire.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The part of a chimney which opens into an apartment, and in which fuel is burned; in a restricted sense, a place for a fire in which the fuel is supported on andirons or is placed upon the hearth. The bottom or floor of the fireplace is called the hearth, sometimes the inner hearth; a broad flat stone placed in front of the hearth is called the slab or outer hearth. The vertical sides of the fireplace-opening are termed the jambs, and the lintel which lies on them is called the mantel. The part of the wall immediately above the mantel is called the breast, and the wall behind the fireplace the back. The tube which conveys the smoke from the fireplace to the top of the chimney is called the flue. The fireplace-cavity being much wider than the flue, they are joined by a tapering portion, at the narrowest part of which there is often a damper for regulating the draft. The fuel is burned on andirons or, if coal, in an iron receptacle or grate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The part a chimney appropriated to the fire; a hearth; -- usually an open recess in a wall, in which a fire may be built.
- n. an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
“BAXTER (_going slowly to fireplace and placing his hat down on urmchair below fireplace_).”
“_crosses up angrily and looks off through the window up_ L. _above fireplace, then comes down_ L. _of the Chesterfield to the front of the fireplace_.”
“The fireplace is a plus in those very cool Patzcuaro evening and mornings.”
“The fireplace is also an essential aspect of a Victorian styled living room and one made with stone or even polished marble accentuates the already classic feel.”
“And where a fire/fireplace is present (as apposed to a radiator), this will affect the position of the TV and the furniture!”
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“The fireplace is especially nice on a cold day and with a close group friends.”
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