fireside

[ fahyuh r-sahyd ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌsaɪd /

noun

Also called hearthside. the space about a fire or hearth.
home or family life.

adjective

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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British Dictionary definitions for fireside

fireside

/ (ˈfaɪəˌsaɪd) /

noun

the hearth
family life; the home
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Word Origin and History for fireside

fireside


n.

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

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