Definitions

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

  • noun The area immediately surrounding a fireplace or hearth.
  • noun A home.
  • adjective At or as if at a fireside.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The side of the fireplace; the hearth; the space about a fire or hearth, considered especially as the place where a family gathers for social enjoyment.
  • Fitted for the fireside; homely; intimate.

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

  • noun A place near the fire or hearth; home; domestic life or retirement.

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

  • noun The area near a domestic fire or hearth.
  • noun by extension, symbolic One's home.
  • noun by extension Home life.
  • noun Mormonism A supplementary meeting in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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

  • noun home symbolized as a part of the fireplace
  • noun an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From fire +‎ side.

Examples

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