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

  • noun Stone used in the construction of a hearth.
  • noun Family life; the home.
  • noun A soft stone or composition of pipe clay and pulverized stone used for scouring and whitening hearths or doorsteps.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To scour, as a floor, with hearthstone.
  • noun A stone forming a hearth.
  • noun Hence The fireside.
  • noun A soft kind of stone used to whiten door-steps, scour floors, etc.

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

  • noun Stone forming the hearth; hence, the fireside; home.

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

  • noun A flat stone used to form a hearth.
  • noun By extension: The fireside, home life.
  • noun A soft kind of stone used to whiten door-steps, scour floors, etc.
  • verb transitive To scour, as a floor, with hearthstone.

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

  • noun a stone that forms a hearth

Etymologies

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Middle English hearth +‎ stone

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