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How to sign: 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";
Within this category: fire
How to sign: an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)
"they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire";
Similiar / Same: fireside