AskDefine | Define fireside

Dictionary Definition



1 an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room); "they sat on the hearth and warmed themselves before the fire" [syn: hearth]
2 home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides" [syn: hearth]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The area near a domestic fire or hearth.
  2. (by extension, symbolic) One's home.
  3. In the context of "by extension}} Home life.

Extensive Definition

Fireside can refer to the location adjacent to a fire ring or fireplace. It may also refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ancestral halls, chimney, chimney corner, family homestead, fender, fire screen, fireboard, fireguard, fireplace, flue, foyer, hearth, hearth and home, hearthstone, hob, home, home place, home roof, home sweet home, homestead, household, hub, ingle, inglenook, ingleside, menage, paternal roof, roof, rooftree, smokehole, toft
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