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fireside

[fahyuh r-sahyd] /ˈfaɪərˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
Also called hearthside. the space about a fire or hearth.
2.
home.
3.
home or family life.
adjective
4.
informal and friendly in manner:
The politician's fireside manner helped her win votes.
Origin of fireside
1555-1565
1555-65; fire + side1
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fireside

/ˈfaɪəˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the hearth
2.
family life; the home
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Word Origin and History for fireside
n.

1560s, from fire (n.) + side (n.). Symbolic of home life by 1848.

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