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

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  • Fireplace — Fire place , n. The part a chimney appropriated to the fire; a hearth; usually an open recess in a wall, in which a fire may be built. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fireplace — c.1700, from FIRE (Cf. fire) (n.) + PLACE (Cf. place) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fireplace — [n] hearth for burning wood bed of coals, blaze, chimney, fireside, furnace, grate, hearthside, hob, ingle, inglenook, ingleside, settle, stove; concepts 440,443 …   New thesaurus

  • fireplace — ► NOUN ▪ a partially enclosed space at the base of a chimney for a domestic fire …   English terms dictionary

  • fireplace — [fīr′plās΄] n. 1. a place for a fire, esp. an open place built in a wall, at the base of a chimney 2. a masonry structure or metal frame with a grill for outdoor cooking over an open fire …   English World dictionary

  • Fireplace — A fireplace is an architectural element consisting of a space designed to contain a fire, generally for heating but sometimes also for cooking. The space where the fire is contained is called a firebox or firepit; a chimney or other flue allows… …   Wikipedia

  • fireplace — /fuyeur plays /, n. 1. the part of a chimney that opens into a room and in which fuel is burned; hearth. 2. any open structure, usually of masonry, for keeping a fire, as at a campsite. [1645 55; FIRE + PLACE] * * * Opening made in the base of a… …   Universalium

  • fireplace — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, enormous, great, huge, large, massive ▪ small ▪ open ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • fireplace */ — UK [ˈfaɪə(r)ˌpleɪs] / US [ˈfaɪrˌpleɪs] noun [countable] Word forms fireplace : singular fireplace plural fireplaces a) a place in a room where a fire burns b) a frame around a fireplace, which is sometimes impressive or part of a room s… …   English dictionary

  • fireplace — fire|place [ faır,pleıs ] noun count * a place in a room where a fire burns a. a frame around a fireplace, which is sometimes impressive or part of a room s decoration …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fireplace — [[t]fa͟ɪ͟ə(r)pleɪs[/t]] fireplaces N COUNT In a room, the fireplace is the place where a fire can be lit and the area on the wall and floor surrounding this place …   English dictionary

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