Definition of hearth
- longed for the comforts of hearth and home
- the central hearth of occidental civilization
- —A. L. Kroeber
They swept the ashes from the hearth.
all were welcome, friends and strangers alike, to their humble hearth
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: the floor in front of or inside a fireplace
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