fireplace vs hearth what difference

what is difference between fireplace and hearth

English

Etymology

fire +‎ place

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪɹpleɪs/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪəpleɪs/
  • Hyphenation: fire‧place

Noun

fireplace (plural fireplaces)

  1. An open hearth for holding a fire at the base of a chimney.

Synonyms

  • hearthstead

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English herth, herthe, from Old English heorþ, from Proto-West Germanic *herþ, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ker- (heat; fire). Cognate with West Frisian hurd, Dutch haard, German Herd, Swedish härd.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɑːθ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /hɑɹθ/
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /hɜːɹθ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)θ

Noun

hearth (plural hearths)

  1. The place in a home where a fire is or was traditionally kept for home heating and for cooking, usually constituted by at least a hearthstone and often enclosed to varying degrees by any combination of reredos, fireplace, oven, smoke hood, or chimney.
  2. A hearthstone, either as standalone or as the floor of an enclosed fireplace or oven.
    • When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped ; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs kneeling on the hearth and heaping kindling on the coals, and her pretty little Alsatian maid beside her, laying a log across the andirons.
  3. A fireplace: an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire may be built.
  4. The lowest part of a metallurgical furnace.
  5. A brazier, chafing dish, or firebox.
  6. (figuratively) Home or family life.
  7. (Germanic paganism) A household or group in some forms of the modern pagan faith Heathenry.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • Hertha

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Etymology

From Middle English herte, from Old English heorte, from Proto-West Germanic *hertā.

Noun

hearth

  1. heart

Derived terms

  • hearthilee

References

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith

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