Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- the stone forming a hearth
- the home, or home life
- a soft stone or powdered composition used for scouring a hearth or steps
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Stone used in the construction of a hearth.
- Family life; the home.
- A soft stone or composition of pipe clay and pulverized stone used for scouring and whitening hearths or doorsteps.