Definition of Fireside

1. Noun. An area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room). "They sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"

Exact synonyms: Hearth
Generic synonyms: Area, Country



2. Noun. Home symbolized as a part of the fireplace. "Fighting in defense of their firesides"
Exact synonyms: Hearth
Generic synonyms: Abode, Domicile, Dwelling, Dwelling House, Habitation, Home
Group relationships: Fireplace, Hearth, Open Fireplace
Language type: Synecdoche

Definition of Fireside

1. n. A place near the fire or hearth; home; domestic life or retirement.

Definition of Fireside

1. Noun. The area near a domestic fire or hearth. ¹

2. Noun. (by extension symbolic) One's home. ¹

3. Noun. (by extension) Home life. ¹

4. Noun. (Mormonism) A supplementary meeting in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fireside

1. the area immediately surrounding a fireplace [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fireside

1. A place near the fire or hearth; home; domestic life or retirement. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fireside

firer
fireroom
firerooms
firers
fires
fires away
fires off
fires up
firesale
firescorched
fireset
firesets
firesetting behaviour
fireships
fireside (current term)
fireside chat
fireside chats
firesides
firest
firestarter
firestarters
firestick
firestick farming
firesticks
firestone
firestones
firestop
firestops
firestorm

Literary usage of Fireside

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1. The Metropolitan (1842)
"One book he held forth as our lamp and our guide, And we searched for its truths by our Father's fireside. Peace dwelt in each bosom, and smiled on each ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1891)
"'Hymns and fireside Verses,' 1839. 5. ' Hope on, Hoce ever, a Tale,' 1840. 6. ... fireside Verses,' lt"i. 17. ..."

3. Walden; Or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau (1893)
"... I used to resort to the north-east side of Walden, which the sun, reflected from the pitch-pine woods and the stony shore, made the fireside of the pond ..."

4. The World's Best Poetry by Bliss Carman (1904)
"My am fim-eside, my am fireside, 0, cheery ‘s the blink o' mimy am fireside; My am fireside, immy am fireside, 0, there ‘s naught to compare wi' ane's am ..."

5. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy (1895)
"A small, slow voice rose from the shade of the fireside, as if out of the earth : " If I was you, mother, I wouldn't marry father." It came from little Time ..."

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