[ fahyuhr-pleys ]
See synonyms for fireplace on
  1. the part of a chimney that opens into a room and in which fuel is burned; hearth.

  2. any open structure, usually of masonry, for keeping a fire, as at a campsite.

Origin of fireplace

First recorded in 1645–55; fire + place

Words Nearby fireplace Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fireplace in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fireplace


/ (ˈfaɪəˌpleɪs) /

  1. an open recess in a wall of a room, at the base of a chimney, etc, for a fire; hearth

  2. Australian an authorized place or installation for outside cooking, esp by a roadside

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