fireplace

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noun fire·place \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌplās\

Definition of fireplace

  1. 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. 2 :  an outdoor structure of brick, stone, or metal for an open fire

fireplaced

play \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌplāst\ adjective

1611

First Known Use of fireplace

1611


FIREPLACE Defined for English Language Learners

fireplace

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noun fire·place \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌplās\

Definition of fireplace for English Language Learners

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


FIREPLACE Defined for Kids

fireplace

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noun fire·place \ˈfīr-ˌplās\

Definition of fireplace for Students

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



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