[ fahyuh r-pleys ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌpleɪs /


the part of a chimney that opens into a room and in which fuel is burned; hearth.
any open structure, usually of masonry, for keeping a fire, as at a campsite.

Origin of fireplace

First recorded in 1645–55; fire + place

Example sentences from the Web for fireplace

British Dictionary definitions for fireplace

/ (ˈfaɪəˌpleɪs) /


an open recess in a wall of a room, at the base of a chimney, etc, for a fire; hearth
Australian an authorized place or installation for outside cooking, esp by a roadside