- fireplace, hearth, open fireplace - 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"
--1 is a kind of recess, niche
--1 is a part of chimney
--1 has parts:
--1 has particulars: fire
fire iron; hearth, fireside; hearthstone; mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, chimneypiece; water back