Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 12/18/17 Hearth

Hearth (noun)
hearth [hahrth]


noun
1. the floor of a fireplace, usually of stone, brick, etc., often extending a short distance into a room.
2. home; fireside: the joys of family and hearth.
3. Metallurgy.
a. the lower part of a blast furnace, cupola, etc., in which the molten metal collects and from which it is tapped out.
b. the part of an open hearth, reverberatory furnace, etc., upon which the charge is placed and melted down or refined.
4. a brazier or chafing dish for burning charcoal.

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2. household, abode, house.

Origin: before 900; Middle English herth(e), Old English he(o)rth; cognate with German Herd, Dutch haard

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