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fireside

noun fire·side \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌsīd \
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

Definition of fireside

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

Examples of fireside in a Sentence

  1. We sat chatting at the fireside.

  2. couldn't wait to get off the plane and back to his comfortable fireside

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First Known Use of fireside

1533

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fireside

adjective

Definition of fireside

: having an informal or intimate quality
  • a fireside chat

First Known Use of fireside

1871

in the meaning defined above

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FIRESIDE Defined for English Language Learners

fireside

Definition of fireside for English Language Learners

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


fireside

Definition of fireside for English Language Learners

  • : having an informal or friendly quality


FIRESIDE Defined for Kids

fireside

noun fire·side \ ˈfīr-ˌsīd \

Definition of fireside for Students

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


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