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fire·​side ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌsīd How to pronounce fireside (audio)
: a place near the fire or hearth
: home


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: having an informal or intimate quality
a fireside chat

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
Such outreach draws its lineage to President Franklin Roosevelt’s fireside chats, when Depression-era Americans would gather around the radio to hear his voice. Brooke Schultz, Quartz, 6 Apr. 2024 Irani delivered the opening fireside chat of the inaugural Cinevesture International Film Festival and market in Chandigarh, northern India, on Thursday, in conversation with Vaibhav Munjal, founder of Chalchitra Talks. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 28 Mar. 2024 Hoosier Birders’ Hour, 12 p.m. virtual meeting on Zoom: Join Indiana Audubon Society’s Executive Director Brad Bumgardner for this month’s fireside chat. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Mar. 2024 Her friend, Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow, was waiting backstage of the ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire hotel when Avant floated into the private space ahead their fireside chat. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 8 Mar. 2024 Back inside, a fireside dining room flows to the kitchen, which is furnished with sleek cabinetry, an eat-in island, high-end stainless appliances and access to an indoor/outdoor lounge area warmed by a fire-pit. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 4 Mar. 2024 For a stellar après-ski situation, make your way to the ski-in, ski-out St. Regis Deer Valley resort for decadent hot chocolate, fireside s'mores, and craft cocktails. Megan Murphy, Travel + Leisure, 18 Jan. 2024 In the Midwest and on the East Coast, where candidates head to woo voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, the temperatures plummet, the fireside chats often take place near actual fireplaces, and the candidates keep warm in… well, mostly suits. Mattie Kahn, Vogue, 22 Jan. 2024 Three additional guest bedrooms and a library also can be found on the upper floor, while a subterranean level boasts a 3,000-bottle wine cellar, fireside dining room and kitchen. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 16 Jan. 2024
Grant asked towards the end of the fireside chat in a series of speed questions, Hello! reported. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 11 Apr. 2024 Once inside, highlights include a fireside living room, dining area and family room sitting adjacent to an eat-in kitchen outfitted with high-end stainless appliances. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 21 Feb. 2024 That welcoming spirit is what sets Fort Worth apart from other major cities, said American Airlines CEO Robert Isom, who participated in a fireside chat with Montgomery toward the end of the program. Harrison Mantas, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 28 Mar. 2024 Especially standing out in the primary dwelling is a striking entry foyer that steps down to a fireside living room sporting French doors spilling out to a patio. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 20 Mar. 2024 Just don't miss the elegant fireside dinners in the rustic-chic Main House dining room. Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, 7 Mar. 2024 Stanley Tucci’s business advice: One contributor recaps a fireside chat with the actor. Emmy Lucas, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Fei Fei Li, co-director of Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI), will host a fireside chat with Bill Dally, chief scientist and research SVP at Nvidia, about the AI revolution’s impact on humanity. Susan Howson, Quartz, 19 Mar. 2024 Larry Tanz, Netflix VP of EMEA Content, announced the two new series during his fireside discussion held at the French TV festival SeriesMania on Tuesday. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use


1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fireside was in 1533

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“Fireside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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: a place near the hearth

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