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Dictionary definition for: Hearth

1. (n) an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built; "the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it" "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it" "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"

2. (n) home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home" "fighting in defense of their firesides"

3. (n) an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room) "they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"

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