fire·​place | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌplās How to pronounce fireplace (audio) \

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

Other Words from fireplace

fireplaced \ ˈfī(-​ə)r-​ˌplāst How to pronounce fireplace (audio) \ adjective

Examples of fireplace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, Dibee returned home, destroyed evidence in the case by setting it on fire in his fireplace and then had a friend drive him to Mexico City, Barrow said. oregonlive, 21 Apr. 2022 Just help yourself from behind the bar at Hopton Hall’s cozy pub with its roaring fireplace, dartboard and every board-game under the sun. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2022 The draw of this inn is its iconic (and historic) stone fireplace, restaurant, and lounge. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 12 Mar. 2022 The boys also made Biel a handwritten sign that hung on their fireplace above several balloons. Charmaine Patterson,, 4 Mar. 2022 After what felt like an eternity of Zoom award shows and pre-taped red carpet moments, the 2022 SAG Awards are back and so is the long list of winners who now have another shiny gold statue to display above their fireplace. Glamour, 27 Feb. 2022 Looking for a budget-friendly way to update your fireplace? Sunset Magazine, 15 Feb. 2022 Use a screen in front of your fireplace to keep embers away from flammables. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 28 Jan. 2022 Sarnecka hosted it at her house, and everyone burned a printout of one of their rejections in her fireplace. Rhaina Cohen, The Atlantic, 21 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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15 May 2022

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“Fireplace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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fire·​place | \ ˈfīr-ˌplās How to pronounce fireplace (audio) \

Kids Definition of fireplace

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

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