Definition of fireside in English:

Share this entry

fireside

Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rˌsīd/

noun

1The area around a fireplace (used especially with reference to a person’s home or family life): he preferred the warmth of his own fireside
More example sentences
  • As the autumn evenings draw in, a cosy fireside armchair beckons!
  • A fairy tale can find its beginnings in the simple sentences of sagas told at the family fireside.
  • Many the years that have passed since we sat entranced by the stories of the old people by the fireside long ago.
1.1US A fireside chat.
Example sentences
  • Beginning March 4th, 1933, and running through March 1st, 1945 FDR's fireside chats were a staple in American Homes.
  • Last week President Roosevelt gave the nation another of his Sunday night radio ‘fireside’ chats, his first since June.
  • The fireside chats were enormously successful and even attracted more listeners than the most popular radio shows during this Golden Age of Radio.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: fire·side

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words