noun, plural chim·neys.
- the vent of a volcano.
- a narrow vertical fissure between two rock faces or in a rock formation.
verb (used with object), chim·neyed, chim·ney·ing.
verb (used without object), chim·neyed, chim·ney·ing.
Words nearby chimney
Origin of chimney
OTHER WORDS FROM chimneychim·ney·less, adjectivechim·ney·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for chimney
But the one that seems to have changed her—stuck with her—is the one of her fall down that chimney.
Then get your parents, friends, roommates, children, neighbors, cats, & chimney sweeps to vote, too.
There is no chimney at the headquarters of the Chief Rabbinate in north London.
When the smoke wafts out after sunset, the chimney will be lit with a spotlight.‘Habemus Who?’ A Daunting Task at the Papal Conclave|Barbie Latza Nadeau|March 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Like the old twisted metal sign that simply says “DOGS,” which hangs on the exposed brick of my chimney.
The Professor of Odd Jobs occupied the seat of honor in the arm chair in the chimney corner.Ishmael|Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
"Perfectly suah," she answered with a laugh, then leaning back in the chimney corner again, opened the third letter.The Little Colonel's Knight Comes Riding|Annie Fellows Johnston
The blaze, red and yellow, and with elusive purple gleams, leaped up the chimney.His "Day In Court"|Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
I feel as if the chimney were still hot but that you had drenched the fire in the grate.The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer
In general where they had large families, they would have two rooms with a chimney in the middle of the house.Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives|Work Projects Administration
British Dictionary definitions for chimney
- a cylindrical body of an ore, which is usually oriented vertically
- the vent of a volcano