Meaning of “hearth” in the English Dictionary

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"hearth" in British English

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hearthnoun [ C ]

uk /hɑːθ/ us /hɑːrθ/

the area around a fireplace or the area of floor in front of it:

A bright fire was burning in the hearth.

literary a home, especially when seen as a place of comfort and love:

They were reluctant to leave hearth and home.

(Definition of “hearth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hearth" in American English

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hearthnoun [ C ]

us /hɑrθ/

the floor of a fireplace, and often also the area in front of it

(Definition of “hearth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)