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hearth

 
Noun hearth has 3 senses
  1. fireplace, hearth, open fireplace - an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built; "the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it"; "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"; "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"
    --1 is a kind of recess, niche
    --1 is a part of chimney
    --1 has parts:
     fire iron; hearth, fireside; hearthstone; mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, chimneypiece; water back
    --1 has particulars: fire
  2. hearth, fireside - home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides"
    --2 is a kind of dwelling, home, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling house
    --2 is a part of fireplace, hearth, open fireplace
  3. hearth, fireside - an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room); "they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"
    --3 is a kind of area, country
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