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

Definition of hearthstone

1 : stone forming a hearth
2 : home

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 The unique person, understood only in the context of loving relationship and apart from any ideological status, is the real heart and hearthstone of human life. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, 18 Dec. 2020 That home became the hearthstone of both family and friends with Connie always at the core of every event. sun-sentinel.com, 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, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearthstone. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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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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