Hearth definitions

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Family life; the home.
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The fireplace or brazier of a blacksmith's forge.
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A fireplace.

A blazing fire in the hearth.

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The lowest part of a blast furnace or cupola, from which the molten metal flows.
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The bottom of a reverberatory furnace, where ore is exposed to the flame.
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The stone or brick floor of a fireplace, often extending out into the room.
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The part of a brick oven, or of a blacksmith's forge, on which the fire rests.
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The fireside as the center of family life.
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Family life; home.
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The lowest part of a blast furnace, on which the molten metal and slag are deposited.
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The floor of a furnace on which the ore or metal rests for exposure to the flame.
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An open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire may be built.
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The lowest part of a metallurgical furnace.
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(paganism) A household or group following the modern pagan faith of Heathenry.
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The definition of a hearth is a fireplace or the area in front of or surrounding a fireplace.

A fireplace and its surrounding area is an example of a hearth.

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The floor of a fireplace, usually extending into a room and paved with brick, flagstone, or cement.
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Origin of hearth

From Middle English herth(e), from Old English heorþ, from Proto-Germanic *herþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ker- (“heat; fire”). Cognate with West Frisian hurd, Dutch haard, German Herd, Swedish härd.