fireside

noun
fire·side | \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌsīd \

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

Driving home the storytelling focus of Rocknak’s memorial is the nighttime lighting of the figures, which dances on their stony faces so as to evoke a deeply personal fireside discussion. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "This Innovative Memorial Will Soon Honor Native American Veterans," 11 May 2018 Includes educational lectures on technology and economics, networking, breakout sessions and fireside chat. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Davie and Cooper City area events, June 20-30," 18 June 2018 Includes educational lectures on technology and economics, networking, breakout sessions and fireside chat. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Davie and Cooper City area events, June 20-30," 18 June 2018 Includes educational lectures on technology and economics, networking, breakout sessions and fireside chat. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Davie and Cooper City area events, June 20-30," 18 June 2018 Includes educational lectures on technology and economics, networking, breakout sessions and fireside chat. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Davie and Cooper City area events, June 20-30," 18 June 2018 Includes educational lectures on technology and economics, networking, breakout sessions and fireside chat. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Davie and Cooper City area events, June 20-30," 18 June 2018 Includes educational lectures on technology and economics, networking, breakout sessions and fireside chat. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Davie and Cooper City area events, June 20-30," 18 June 2018 Kasich’s ‘fireside chat’ Tuesday evening at a college near the state capital of Concord is his only public event, spokesman Chris Schrimpf said. Fox News, "Lamb is officially official," 2 Apr. 2018

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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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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 \

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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