Definition of fireplace in English:


Line breaks: fire|place
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪəpleɪs


  • 1A place for a domestic fire, especially a grate or hearth at the base of a chimney: Tess cleared the ashes from the fireplace a big open fireplace with a brick surround a cast-iron stove was installed in the old fireplace
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    • The public areas have immense character, with heavily beamed ceilings and cosy open fireplaces, including an old cast iron range in the lounge.
    • Both rooms have open fireplaces with tiled hearths and surrounds, as well as picture rails and ceiling coving.
    • On the ground floor the drawing room and dining room have open fireplaces while the first and second floor contain the five bedrooms.
  • 1.1A structure surrounding a fireplace: a chipped tile fireplace
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    • The hall leads to a drawing room with a deep bay window and tiled fireplace with mahogany surround.
    • There are also two well-proportioned reception rooms, both with plasterwork and period tiled fireplaces.
    • To the left is a set of equal size reception rooms with matching tiled fireplaces.

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