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 fireplaced (audio) \ adjective

Examples of fireplace in a Sentence

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School is canceled and a local golf course morphs into a ski lodge as kids sled down the hill at the driving range and parents cluster around the fireplace at the bar. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "How I Started Making Snow and Turned My Place Into a Ski Resort," 19 Feb. 2019 On New Year's Eve, Miley shared photos of herself on a slope and in front of a fireplace with some festive 2019 decorations behind her. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Are Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth on Their Honeymoon Right Now?," 2 Jan. 2019 Families sipping hot chocolate in front of the fireplace. Ashley Edwards Walker, Good Housekeeping, "How to Navigate the Holidays When There’s an Estrangement in Your Family," 21 Dec. 2018 In winter, the deep leather sofas around the fireplace are the best seats; in summer, snag an outdoor table under the trees. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Cape Town," 14 Sep. 2018 The house was reportedly built in 1935 and comprises four bedrooms and two bathrooms; an original stone fireplace in the living room; a kitchen outfitted with light green cabinets and matching walls; and built-in display cabinets in the dining room. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Bella Swan's House in "Twilight" Is Being Sold for $349,000," 16 Aug. 2018 As a special treat for guests who stay in one of Ocean House’s 18 Signature Suites or seven cottages are invited to enjoy dining in the exclusive club room, with its own fireplace, bar, dining area and deck. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At," 8 Mar. 2019 One shot shows monogrammed stockings hanging above her fireplace, and one is personalized with Chris' name. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dakota Johnson Reportedly Spent the Holidays with Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Brad Falchuk," 3 Jan. 2019 And yes, in true New Mexico form, there is a ranch—a horse ranch!—run by its resident Horse Lady, who offers her guests a true glimpse into the rustic lifestyle by way of equine therapy, home-cooked meals, and their very own adobe-style fireplace. Alison Beckner, Vogue, "Why New Mexico Is the West Coast’s Best (and Most Overlooked) Wellness Retreat," 29 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of fireplace

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 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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