fireside

noun
fire·​side | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌsīd How to pronounce fireside (audio) \

Definition of fireside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a place near the fire or hearth
2 : home

fireside

adjective

Definition of fireside (Entry 2 of 2)

: having an informal or intimate quality a fireside chat

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Examples of fireside in a Sentence

Noun

We sat chatting at the fireside. couldn't wait to get off the plane and back to his comfortable fireside

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

For the best experience, grab a fireside seat around sundown and wait for the gin and tonic cart to roll around. The Know Staff, The Know, "The coolest patios and rooftops to eat and drink on in the Front Range," 27 June 2019 Tuesday will also be the day Spotify CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek makes an appearance at WPP Stream for a fireside chat. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Nas, Ciara, Bebe Rexha & More on Spotify's Cannes Lions Performance Lineup: Exclusive," 14 June 2019 There’s also a magnificent fireside chat between Branagh’s Shakespeare and Ian McKellen’s Earl of Southampton. Mark Dawidziak, cleveland.com, "Branagh sublime as Shakespeare in ‘All is True’," 7 June 2019 And what kind of restorative getaway would be complete without a fireside ayahuasca sesh? Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "All the 2019 Wellness Trends in Katy Perry’s New Music Video," 31 May 2019 Participants sweat alongside the fitness guru and get to know her during fireside-style chats in cities including Miami and Aspen. Kelli Kennedy, chicagotribune.com, "From celeb trainer workouts to cruises, 'wellness travel' is booming - and bringing in big money," 7 June 2018 Participants sweat alongside the fitness guru and get to know her during fireside-style chats in cities including Miami and Aspen. Washington Post, "Wellness travel: It’s more than just staying fit on the road," 5 June 2018 Museum of the American Revolution Imagine that fireside now. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Rare Revolutionary War journal found nestled in Kansas City linen closet | The Kansas City Star," 30 Apr. 2018 The Sunday brunch is the best time to relax fireside at this Gramercy Park spot. Kristen Bateman, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Week of New York's Chicest Restaurants with Fireplaces," 10 Nov. 2014

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

These glowing insects are more than just fireside friends, these critters help get rid of mites and slugs, all while pollinating plants. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Fireflies Are Bringing A Rare Light Show To The Mountains This Month," 10 May 2019

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First Known Use of fireside

Noun

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fireside was in 1533

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More Definitions for fireside

fireside

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fireside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a place next to a fire : an area close to a fireplace, campfire, etc.

fireside

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fireside (Entry 2 of 2)

: having an informal or friendly quality

fireside

noun
fire·​side | \ ˈfīr-ˌsīd How to pronounce fireside (audio) \

Kids Definition of fireside

1 : a place near the hearth
2 : home entry 1 sense 1 John would have preferred his own fireside if it had not been so lonely …— Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

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