Definitions

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

  • noun A rug laid on a floor in front of a fireplace.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rug used or made to be used in front of a fireplace as a protection for the floor or for a carpet.

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

  • noun a rug spread out in front of a fireplace.

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

  • noun A rug placed in front of a fireplace, on the hearth.

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

  • noun a rug spread out in front of a fireplace

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The hearthrug was a wonderful old Persian thing, all faint greens and pinks.

    Greenmantle

  • The hearthrug was a wonderful old Persian thing, all faint greens and pinks.

    Greenmantle

  • She shook the mats out at the front-door and put them straight; the hearthrug was a rabbit-skin.

    The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan

  • I sat down on the hearthrug, quietly, so as not to wake him.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • If a mere half century can transform innocent flirtation into an orgy on a hearthrug, imagine what two thousand years can do.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • And out towards the coal-scuttle was a region near the impassable thickets of the ragged hearthrug where lived certain china Zulus brandishing spears, and a mountain country of rudely piled bricks concealing the most devious and enchanting caves and several mines of gold and silver paper.

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  • And out towards the coal-scuttle was a region near the impassable thickets of the ragged hearthrug where lived certain china Zulus brandishing spears, and a mountain country of rudely piled bricks concealing the most devious and enchanting caves and several mines of gold and silver paper.

    H G Wells, The New Machiavelli (1911)

  • They fled past the big black cat on the hearthrug and went up to their play-room.

    Separate

  • If a mere half century can transform innocent flirtation into an orgy on a hearthrug, imagine what two thousand years can do.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • If a mere half century can transform innocent flirtation into an orgy on a hearthrug, imagine what two thousand years can do.

    Beginner’s Grace

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