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

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

Kids Definition of hearthstone

: a stone forming a hearth

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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