fireplace

noun
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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Other Words from fireplace

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

Examples of fireplace in a Sentence

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And in fact there are generally two flues: One for the fireplace, and one for the home’s central heating system. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "So You Want To Fix Your Chimney," 21 Dec. 2018 Despite adding new systems and fixtures, original details include crown moldings, antique fireplace mantels, and wide plank flooring. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Picture-perfect 1880 estate on 60 acres asks $3.9M," 20 Dec. 2018 Intertwine fresh greenery with white ribbon around a staircase banister to reflect a tree covered in frost, or lights around your fireplace mantle replicating the glow of luminarias. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "A Celebrity Event Planner’s Secrets for the Best Holiday Party Ever," 10 Oct. 2018 The cocoa confection was designed and manufactured by artisan chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau and features everything from chocolate walls and roof, fireplace, dresser, clock, cups, books and even a chocolate chandelier. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Cottage in France made entirely of chocolate available to book for a limited time," 25 Sep. 2018 Common sources of carbon monoxide gas include heaters, fireplaces, furnaces, and many types of appliances and cooking devices, including charcoal grills or barbecues. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "SAFETY ALERT: Your Carbon Monoxide Alarm Probably Just Expired This Year," 21 Sep. 2018 Made with refractory material like that found in faux fireplace logs, the spooky stoneware skulls are fireproof and lightweight. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "These $30 Skull Logs Will Make Your Fireplace Extra Eerie for Halloween," 10 Oct. 2018 On a recent visit, a small flat screen TV sat on the fireplace mantle. Louis Hansen, The Seattle Times, "One way to keep food-service workers in pricey places: Pay their rent," 17 Aug. 2018 There are all kinds of nooks to enjoy your turmeric smoothie or macchiato in: near a fireplace in the cocktail lounge, in a book alcove overlooking the three-story atrium, or perched at a counter in a clean white cafe. Amy Thomas, New York Times, "36 Hours in Buffalo," 28 June 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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fireplace

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fireplace

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

fireplace

noun
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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