fireplace

[ fahyuh r-pleys ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌpleɪs /

noun

the part of a chimney that opens into a room and in which fuel is burned; hearth.
any open structure, usually of masonry, for keeping a fire, as at a campsite.

Nearby words

  1. fireman,
  2. firenado,
  3. firenze,
  4. firepan,
  5. firepit,
  6. fireplug,
  7. firepower,
  8. fireproof,
  9. fireproofing,
  10. fireroom

Origin of fireplace

First recorded in 1645–55; fire + place

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British Dictionary definitions for fireplace

fireplace

/ (ˈfaɪəˌpleɪs) /

noun

an open recess in a wall of a room, at the base of a chimney, etc, for a fire; hearth
Australian an authorized place or installation for outside cooking, esp by a roadside
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Word Origin and History for fireplace

fireplace

n.

c.1700, from fire (n.) + place (n.).

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