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Definition of Hearth


  1. The pavement or floor of brick, stone, or metal in a chimney, on which a fire is made; the floor of a fireplace; also, a corresponding part of a stove.
  2. The house itself, as the abode of comfort to its inmates and of hospitality to strangers; fireside.
  3. The floor of a furnace, on which the material to be heated lies, or the lowest part of a melting furnace, into which the melted material settles.

Hearth Quotations

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.
Vincent Van Gogh

To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.
Henry David Thoreau

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Joan Crawford

The real theater of the sex war is the domestic hearth.
Germaine Greer

Having blown up my own long-term marriage via an extramarital affair, followed by a traumatic divorce, I tend to think of love as less a gently glowing hearth than a set of flaming train tracks you strap yourself onto.
Sandra Tsing Loh
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Hearth Translations

hearth in Danish is arnested, skorsten
hearth in Dutch is open haard, haard, haardstede
hearth in German is Herd, Feuerstelle
hearth in Italian is focolaio
hearth in Norwegian is arne, peis
hearth in Spanish is hogar, fogon
hearth in Swedish is eldstad
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