Definitions of hearth:
  • noun:   home symbolized as a part of the fireplace
    Example: "Driven from hearth and home"
  • noun:   an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)
    Example: "They sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"
  • noun:   an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
    Example: "He laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"

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