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

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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 An open floor plan brightened by clerestories unites a chef’s kitchen, dining area and living room with a fireplace on the main level. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Ava Duvernay asks $2.48 million for Hollywood Hills perch," 5 Jan. 2021 The sleek fireplace is made of Venetian plaster imported from Italy and the kitchen is well-equipped. Dallas News, "Hawthorne Luxury Condos offers ‘Park Cities living for less’," 3 Jan. 2021 The main floor has a great room 25 feet long with a massive limestone fireplace. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$2.4M Bloomfield Twp. home in exclusive Turtle Pond offers fountain views, walking trails," 2 Jan. 2021 There are three bedrooms, three and a half baths, a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a spacious dining area and media room. New York Times, "Top Sales Show How Pandemic Continues to Influence the Market," 1 Jan. 2021 Tesla has playful features like whoopie cushions and a crackling fireplace. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Ford Mustang Mach-E goes toe-to-hoof with Tesla Model Y," 26 Dec. 2020 The letter never made it to Santa; it was discovered 90 years later stashed in between the bricks of the tenement’s fireplace. Caleb Brennan, The New Republic, "Operation Santa Is a Horror Story About American Poverty," 25 Dec. 2020 The front lobby still has couches and a fireplace, but what once was a bar has been closed. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Couple finally home for Christmas," 24 Dec. 2020 The family room is equipped with armchairs for the kids to spin on, as well as a couch in front of a TV mounted above a large fireplace. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "A Look Into All the Homes HGTV's Tarek El Moussa Has Ever Lived In," 24 Dec. 2020

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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 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Fireplace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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How to pronounce fireplace (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fireplace

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


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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