1. [ noun ] an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)
Synonyms: hearth

"they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"

Related terms: area
2. [ noun ] (housing) home symbolized as a part of the fireplace (synecdoche)
Synonyms: hearth

"driven from hearth and home" "fighting in defense of their firesides"

Related terms: dwelling fireplace synecdoche
Similar spelling:   firestone