fire·place | \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌplās \

Definition of fireplace 

1 : a framed opening made in a chimney to hold an open fire : hearth also : a metal container with a smoke pipe used for the same purpose

2 : an outdoor structure of brick, stone, or metal for an open fire

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fireplaced \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌplāst \ adjective

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Apart from the pristine white walls and furniture accented with rich wooden colors, the home also features five masonry fireplaces, seven full and three half luxury bathrooms, seven bedrooms, and a five-car garage. Daniela Sternitzky-di Napoli, Houston Chronicle, "Incredible multi-million dollar mansion for sale in Houston," 10 July 2018 The master suite boasts a gas fireplace, dual walk-ins, a custom en-suite bath, and a private deck. Shannon Rooney,, "Shore Envy: Seaside getaways in Ocean City, N.J.," 9 July 2018 Within more than 6,300 square feet of interiors is a two-story great room with a centerpiece fireplace, a loft den/office, a home theater and a chef’s kitchen. Jack Flemming,, "New York Giants chairman Steve Tisch lands a new home field in Trousdale," 7 July 2018 Built in 2005, the house has 3½ baths, three fireplaces, custom millwork and cabinetry, cherry hardwood floors, a kitchen with Sub-Zero and Viking appliances and a two-car brick garage with a rooftop deck. Bob Goldsborough,, "Former Chicago Blackhawks forward Kyle Calder sells Lakeview house for $1.45 million," 6 July 2018 While its classic bungalow features include slate floors and stone fireplaces, its open layout, accommodating a tree that grows through the entryway, gives the 3,600-square-foot dwelling a distinctively midcentury feel. Cara Gibbs, WSJ, "House Tour: When a Rock Star Has Taste," 29 June 2018 The house has a theater, game room and an office with fireplace, wet bar and wine cellar. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Hollywood money manager buys $3.8 million Paradise Valley mansion," 25 June 2018 Designed by the previous owner, a restaurateur, the spacious great room features wood beams and a stone fireplace, as well as a bar. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: 4 bedrooms, elevator and waterfall in $539K wooded home on northeast side," 22 June 2018 The main level features an open-concept with a large kitchen offering plenty of seating and prep space as well as a great room with its tall ceilings, wall of windows and two-and-a-half story stone fireplace. Joey Morona,, "Lakefront contemporary on Portage Lakes asks $680k: Akron-area House of the Week," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fireplace

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fireplace was in 1611

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English Language Learners Definition of fireplace

: a specially built place in a room where a fire can be built


fire·place | \ˈfīr-ˌplās \

Kids Definition of fireplace

: a structure with a hearth on which an open fire can be built (as for heating)

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