English Synonyms and Antonyms
Abode, dwelling, and habitation are used with little difference of meaning to denote the place where one habitually lives; abode and habitation belong to the poetic or elevated style. Even dwelling is not used in familiar speech; a person says "my house," "my home," or more formally "my residence." Home, from the Anglo-Saxon, denoting originally a dwelling, came to mean an endeared dwelling as the scene of domestic love and happy and cherished family life, a sense to which there is an increasing tendency to restrict the word — desirably so, since we have other words to denote the mere dwelling-place; we say "The wretched tenement could not be called home," or "The humble cabin was dear to him as the home of his childhood."Home's not merely four square walls,
Tho with pictures hung and gilded;
Home is where affection calls —
Where its shrine the heart has builded.
Thus the word comes to signify any place of rest and peace, and especially heaven, as the soul's peaceful and eternal dwelling-place.
fireplace, hearth, open fireplacenoun
an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
"the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it"; "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"; "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"
home symbolized as a part of the fireplace
"driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides"
an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)
"they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire"
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How to use hearth in a sentence?
For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief.
The hearth is significant as something of the University’s early academic years, the original arch above the opening will have to be reconstructed, but we hope to present the remainder of the hearth as essentially unrestored, preserving its evidence of use.
They are placed near a hearth so the heat of the fire heats the nails, which helps trap and hold evil spirits.
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.
We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Translations for hearth
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- llarCatalan, Valencian
- Feuerstelle, Herd, Gestell, Herdboden, HochofenGerman
- hogar, crisolSpanish
- foyer, foyers, âtreFrench
- lareira, fogar, larGalician
- focolare, letto della fornaceItalian
- 囲炉裏, 暖炉, 健康Japanese
- 煖爐, 벽난로, 壁煖爐, 난로, 부뚜막Korean
- palenisko, kominek, ognisko domowePolish
- лещадь, печурка, подина, под, камин, семейный очаг, дно, домашний очаг, очагRussian
- eldstad, härdSwedish
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