Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An open recess for holding a fire at the base of a chimney.
  • noun A structure, usually of stone or brick, for holding an outdoor fire.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The part a chimney appropriated to the fire; a hearth; -- usually an open recess in a wall, in which a fire may be built.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun an open hearth for holding a fire at the base of a chimney

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built

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Examples

  • BAXTER (_going slowly to fireplace and placing his hat down on urmchair below fireplace_).

    Belinda

  • _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_.

    Belinda

  • The fireplace is a plus in those very cool Patzcuaro evening and mornings.

    Morelia and more!!

  • The fireplace is a plus in those very cool Patzcuaro evening and mornings.

    Morelia and more!!

  • The fireplace is a plus in those very cool Patzcuaro evening and mornings.

    Morelia and more!!

  • The fireplace is a plus in those very cool Patzcuaro evening and mornings.

    Morelia and more!!

  • The fireplace is a plus in those very cool Patzcuaro evening and mornings.

    Morelia and more!!

  • The fireplace is a plus in those very cool Patzcuaro evening and mornings.

    Morelia and more!!

  • The fireplace is a plus in those very cool Patzcuaro evening and mornings.

    Morelia and more!!

  • The fireplace is a plus in those very cool Patzcuaro evening and mornings.

    Morelia and more!!

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  • I believe in fires at midnight ---

    When the dogs have all been fed.

    A golden toddy on the mantle ---

    A broken gun beneath the bed.

    Silken mist outside the window.

    Frogs and newts slip in the dark ---

    Too much hurry ruins the body.

    I'll sit easy ... fan the spark

    Kindled by the dying embers of another working day.

    Go upstairs ... take off your makeup ---

    Fold your clothes neatly away.

    Me, I'll sit and write this love song

    As I all too seldom do ---

    Build a little fire this midnight.

    It's good to be back home with you.

    Jethro Tull

    July 16, 2009