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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hearth /ˈhɑrθ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hearth n.
 1. The pavement or floor of brick, stone, or metal in a chimney, on which a fire is made; the floor of a fireplace; also, a corresponding part of a stove.
    There was a fire on the hearth burning before him.   --Jer. xxxvi. 22.
 Where fires thou find'st unraked and hearths unswept.
 There pinch the maids as blue as bilberry.   --Shak.
 2. The house itself, as the abode of comfort to its inmates and of hospitality to strangers; fireside.
    Household talk and phrases of the hearth.    --Tennyson.
 3. Metal. & Manuf. The floor of a furnace, on which the material to be heated lies, or the lowest part of a melting furnace, into which the melted material settles; as, an open-hearth smelting furnace.
 Hearth ends Metal., fragments of lead ore ejected from the furnace by the blast.
 Hearth money, Hearth penny [AS. heorðpening], a tax formerly laid in England on hearths, each hearth (in all houses paying the church and poor rates) being taxed at two shillings; -- called also chimney money, etc.
    He had been importuned by the common people to relieve them from the . . . burden of the hearth money.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a
           fire can be built; "the fireplace was so large you could
           walk inside it"; "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit
           it"; "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many
           fires" [syn: fireplace, open fireplace]
      2: home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from
         hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides"
         [syn: fireside]
      3: 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: fireside]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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.