Definition of HEARTHS

noun : HEARTHS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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. (

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

  • 3. (

    ) 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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