- a fire burning in a hearth.
- a fireplace; hearth.
Origin of ingle
Examples from the Web for ingle
I took the seat in the ingle which Father Dan occupied on the night of my birth.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
Meanwhile an encounter of another sort was going on at the ingle.The Manxman
Then she brought it back and put it in its cradle that stood in the ingle.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
And above the ingle was another slab of oak from the same tree.The Fifth Queen Crowned
Ford Madox Ford
All this was done after Cornwallis had showed his devotion to Parliament, by releasing Ingle.Captain Richard Ingle
- archaic, or dialect a fire in a room or a fireplace
Word Origin and History for ingle
"fireplace," c.1500, from Scottish, probably from Gaelic aingeal "fire," of uncertain origin. The vogue for Scottish poetry in late 18c. introduced ingleside, ingle-nook to literary English.