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fireside

[fahyuh r-sahyd]
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noun
  1. Also called hearthside. the space about a fire or hearth.
  2. home.
  3. home or family life.
adjective
  1. informal and friendly in manner: The politician's fireside manner helped her win votes.

Origin of fireside

First recorded in 1555–65; fire + side1
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fireside

noun
  1. the hearth
  2. family life; the home
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for fireside

n.

1560s, from fire (n.) + side (n.). Symbolic of home life by 1848.

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