English version

hearth

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: House
hearthhearth /hɑːθ $ hɑːrθ/ noun [countable]  1 DHHthe area of floor around a fireplace in a house2 hearth and home
Examples from the Corpus
hearthThen they all gathered before a small fire on the kitchen hearth.She sat down in a chair by the hearth.She was as tall as Nigel, and now folded herself gracefully into a low chair by the hearth.There was a fire in the hearth and sandwiches on the sideboard.To be a Vestal Virgin meant both to be a guardian of the hearth and to be absolutely pure.
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