hearth definition

  • noun:
    • the ground of a fireplace, typically expanding into a-room and paved with stone, flagstone, or cement.
    • Family life; the house.
    • Metallurgy The lowest section of a great time furnace or cupola, from which the molten metal flows.
    • Metallurgy the base of a reverberatory furnace, in which ore is exposed to the fire.
    • The hearth or brazier of a blacksmith's forge.
    • A brick, rock or concrete floor to a fireplace or range.
    • An open recess in a wall on base of a chimney where a fire might be built.
    • the cheapest section of a metallurgical furnace.
    • symbolic for house or family members life.
    • a family group or group following modern pagan belief of Heathenry.
    • The pavement or flooring of stone, rock, or material in a chimney, on which a fire is made; a floor of a fireplace; also, a corresponding element of a stove.
    • the home it self, whilst the abode of comfort to its inmates and of hospitality to strangers; fireside.
    • the ground of a furnace, where the material is heated lies, or the most affordable element of a melting furnace, into which the melted material settles.
    • That part of the flooring of a-room on which the fire is created, or upon or above which a receptacle the fire rests: usually a pavement or floor of brick or stone below an opening in chimney, as in a fireplace.
    • The fireside; the domestic group; the home.
    • In metallurgy: the ground in a reverberatory furnace on which the ore is subjected to the fire. See furnace.
    • the best part of a blast-furnace, through which the steel descends towards crucible. See furnace.
    • A bloomery.
    • Nautical, the grate and equipment for cooking aboard ship.
    • In soldering: An ordinary brazier or chafing-dish containing charcoal.
    • An iron field, about 2 foot by 1 base 6 inches deep, sunk in the exact middle of a set metal plate or table, measuring about 4 foot by 3 legs.
    • In glass manufacturing See flattening-hearth.
    • an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a space)
    • house symbolized as part of the fireplace
    • an open recess in a wall on base of a chimney where a fire are built

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