1. [ noun ] an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
Synonyms: hearth open_fireplace

"the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it" "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it" "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"

Related terms: recess fire chimney mantel hearth water_back hearthstone fire_iron
Similar spelling:   fireplug