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



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


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

Then-San Francisco Mayor Elmer Robinson dedicated an entire 1949 fireside chat on KCBS to slamming the bridge. Peter Hartlaub,, "See the ‘twin’ Bay Bridge that nearly happened despite outrage from SF," 6 Sep. 2019 From all manner of water sports to falconry demonstrations and fireside ukelele lessons, this private beach club has it all. Amanda Fletcher, Orange County Register, "Monarch Bay Beach Club makes anyone feel like a local," 15 Aug. 2019 Program: Brett Perlman, president and CEO, Center for Houston’s Future, will introduce a fireside chat with Shannon Buggs, director, Complete Communities, city of Houston, and David Cohen, senior vice president and chief diversity officer, Comcast. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Business calendar: Upcoming events in the area," 2 Aug. 2019 When the lap ended, Bill Belichick called the team together for a little fireside chat. Jim Mcbride,, "Brian Hoyer gets down to business," 26 July 2019 Known for his uncanny resemblance to General Washington and his skillful dialogue as such, Koopman will bring history to life and transport attendees back to the battlefield and the fireside of the Webb House., "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 24 July 2019 Pat Brennan @PBrennanENQ Sharon Coolidge @SharonCoolidge Sharon Coolidge @SharonCoolidge Sharon Coolidge @SharonCoolidge Sharon Coolidge @SharonCoolidge Pat Brennan @PBrennanENQ Moving along: Bit of a fireside chat. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Final design for FC Cincinnati's MLS soccer-specific stadium unveiled," 16 July 2019 Vanessa Pappas, the general manager for TikTok, spoke to industry executives at a fireside chat on Thursday that was so popular many people couldn't get in; later that day, big TikTok stars held a meet-and-greet that was packed to capacity. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "TikTok Stars Are Preparing to Take Over the Internet," 12 July 2019 Banana bacon peanut butter speaks to Indiana excess, while the fireside s’mores flavor recalls family cook-outs that stretch into firefly nights. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Westfield's new ice cream shop puts an entire sugar cream pie in ice cream," 2 July 2019

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


1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fireside was in 1533

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English Language Learners Definition of fireside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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



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

: having an informal or friendly quality


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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