fireplace etymology

English word fireplace comes from English fire, English place

Detailed word origin of fireplace

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fire English (eng) (farriery) to cauterize. (intransitive) to shoot a gun, a cannon or a similar weapon. (intransitive, computer sciences, software engineering) to initiate an event (by means of an event handler). (intransitive, dated) to be irritated or inflamed with passion. (intransitive, dated) to catch fire; to be kindled. (intransitive, physiology) to cause an action potential in a cell. (transitive) to [...]
place English (eng) (chess, obsolete) A chess position; a square of the chessboard.. (euphemism, _, slang) An area to urinate and defecate: an outhouse or lavatory.. (horse-racing) The position of first, second, or third at the finish, especially the second position.. (obsolete) A fortified position: a fortress, citadel, or walled town.. (obsolete) A passage or extract from a book or document.. (obsolete) An [...]
fireplace English (eng) An open hearth for holding a fire at the base of a chimney.

Words with the same origin as fireplace

Descendants of place