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Daemon
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hearth

(noun) The floor of a fireplace, usually extending into a room and paved with brick, flagstone, or cement.

Synonyms: fireside

Usage: They sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire.
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hearth
Definition: (noun) The floor of a fireplace, usually extending into a room and paved with brick, flagstone, or cement.
Synonyms: fireside
Usage: They sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire.
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Old English heorð "hearth, fireplace, part of a floor on which a fire is made," also in transferred use "house, home, fireside," from West Germanic *hertho "burning place" (source also of Old Saxon and Old Frisian herth, Middle Dutch hert, Dutch haard, German Herd "floor, ground, fireplace"), from PIE *kerta-, from root *ker- (4) "heat, fire" (see carbon). Hearth-rug is from 1824. Hearth-stone is from early 14c.
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If you are warming yourself by the fireplace, you are sitting by the hearth. The noun hearth refers to a fireplace and the area around it.
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Hearth refers specifically to the paved floor of a fireplace, which may extend out into a room. Hearths are associated with home and family because the hearth was historically the main source of heat in the home, as well as where the cooking was done. As a result, family members often gathered together around the hearth. The importance of the hearth has made it symbolic of the home, as in the phrase "hearth and home."
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Daemon wrote:
hearth

(noun) The floor of a fireplace, usually extending into a room and paved with brick, flagstone, or cement.

Synonyms: fireside

Usage: They sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire.



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