Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

fireside

[fahyuh r-sahyd] /ˈfaɪərˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
Also called hearthside. the space about a fire or hearth.
2.
home.
3.
home or family life.
adjective
4.
informal and friendly in manner:
The politician's fireside manner helped her win votes.
Origin of fireside
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65; fire + side1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for fireside
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for fireside

fireside

/ˈfaɪəˌsaɪd/
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
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for fireside
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for fireside

Word Value for fireside

12
12
Scrabble Words With Friends