hearth·​stone | \ ˈhärt-ˌstōn How to pronounce hearthstone (audio) \

Definition of hearthstone

1 : stone forming a hearth
2 : home

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Examples of hearthstone in a Sentence

after years abroad, the eldest son returned to the family hearthstone, the old house in Philadelphia
Recent Examples on the Web That home became the hearthstone of both family and friends with Connie always at the core of every event. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 12/10," 10 Dec. 2019 Mr. Ulman took on the renovation of the home himself, and was surprised to find a treasure trove of artifacts underneath the hearthstone of the fireplace. Ronnie Koenig, New York Times, "Homes Built for Healing," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of hearthstone

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hearthstone.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearthstone. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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hearth·​stone | \ ˈhärth-ˌstōn How to pronounce hearthstone (audio) \

Kids Definition of hearthstone

: a stone forming a hearth

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to insert between existing elements

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