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fireplace

[fahyuh r-pleys] /ˈfaɪərˌpleɪs/
noun
1.
the part of a chimney that opens into a room and in which fuel is burned; hearth.
2.
any open structure, usually of masonry, for keeping a fire, as at a campsite.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; fire + place
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Examples from the web for fireplace
  • It mixed with smoke and soot from the wood-burning fireplace and ancient kitchen stove, or we'd have frozen.
  • Splurge on a room with wood-burning fireplace, and bring a swimsuit for the outdoor pool.
  • Then the gases are ignited, burning much more cleanly than a typical smoky home fireplace.
  • Guests may request a wood burning fireplace and full kitchen.
  • The great room has a wood-burning fireplace and a secluded pond is a half-mile hike away.
  • He liked the little coal-burning fireplace in the sitting room.
  • The fireplace in the den emitted a sour scent of damp wood ash.
  • On cold winter evenings a wood fire was lit in the drawing room, where three upholstered benches encircled the fireplace.
  • There's a big fire burning in the living room fireplace, and a coffeepot and mismatched mugs on the table.
  • Permits for the installation of wood stoves, pellet stoves or fireplace inserts can only be issued for certified appliances.
British Dictionary definitions for fireplace

fireplace

/ˈfaɪəˌpleɪs/
noun
1.
an open recess in a wall of a room, at the base of a chimney, etc, for a fire; hearth
2.
(Austral) an authorized place or installation for outside cooking, esp by a roadside
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Word Origin and History for fireplace
n.

c.1700, from fire (n.) + place (n.).

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