the floor of a fireplace, usually of stone, brick, etc., often extending a short distance into a room.
the joys of family and hearth.
a brazier or chafing dish for burning charcoal.
this part of a fireplace as a symbol of the home, etc
the bottom part of a metallurgical furnace in which the molten metal is produced or contained
Old English heorð “hearth, fire,” in transferred use “house, home,” from West Germanic *hertho “burning place” (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian herth, Middle Dutch hert, Dutch haard, German Herd “floor, ground, fireplace”), from PIE *kerta-, from root *ker- “heat, fire” (see carbon).
Heb. ah (Jer. 36:22, 23; R.V., “brazier”), meaning a large pot like a brazier, a portable furnace in which fire was kept in the king’s winter apartment. Heb. kiyor (Zech. 12:6; R.V., “pan”), a fire-pan. Heb. moqed (Ps. 102:3; R.V., “fire-brand”), properly a fagot. Heb. yaqud (Isa. 30:14), a burning mass on a hearth.
[hahrt-hel-thee] /ˈhɑrtˌhɛl θi/ adjective 1. conducive to cardiovascular health: heart-healthy cooking. adjective pertaining to foodstuffs that are considered healthful to the circulatory system, esp. those low in fat, sodium, etc.
- Hear the birdies sing
verb phrase To be knocked unconscious; be unconscious (1940s+)
- Hear the wheels going around
verb phrase To be aware of another’s thought process; notice cerebration: Kennedy could hear the wheels going around (1970s+)
[hahrth-sahyd] /ˈhɑrθˌsaɪd/ noun 1. .