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[fahyuh r-pleys] /ˈfaɪərˌpleɪs/
the part of a chimney that opens into a room and in which fuel is burned; hearth.
any open structure, usually of masonry, for keeping a fire, as at a campsite.
Origin of fireplace
1645-55; fire + place Unabridged
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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


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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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