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English definition of “hearth”

hearth

noun [C]     /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.The fireplace and parts of the fireplace literary a home, especially when seen as a place of comfort and love: They were reluctant to leave hearth and home.Home
(Definition of hearth noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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