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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From there, pocked doors open up to a mahogany-paneled library with a gas-log fireplace. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "River Oaks home once listed at $16.95 million hits the market at $9.9 million," 5 June 2019 Inside, an open floor plan features a gourmet kitchen, dining room, and a living room with a stone fireplace. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Modern ski chalet wants $3.8M near Tahoe," 30 Nov. 2018 The master suite has one of nine indoor fireplaces for a total of six bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms. Neal J. Leitereg And Lauren Beale,, "Hot Property Newsletter: The lavish life," 30 June 2018 Kitty will get a pet bed, personalized treats, and a fireplace for a catnap. Laurie Wilson,, "These hotels are the cat’s meow," 25 Apr. 2018 Warm atmosphere with fireplace and patio for outdoor dining, live music and other special events. Howard County Times, "Howard County restaurant directory," 1 Mar. 2018 Here, walls of glass frame views of the yard, while new cork flooring complements a double-faced stone fireplace and wood paneling. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 11 best midcentury modern homes of 2018," 26 Dec. 2018 Popular trends showcased at the Seattle Home Show include outdoor living with heaters, fireplaces and kitchens, featured in the Outdoor Living by Night display that includes a wine- and beer-tasting area for showgoers. Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Chilly Hilly bike ride on Bainbridge and Seattle Home Show get ready to roll," 20 Feb. 2019 The other photos show the newlyweds embracing in front of a fireplace and flowers. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Confirm Their Marriage With Adorable Wedding Photos on Instagram," 28 Dec. 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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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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