Definition of Hearthstone

1. Noun. A stone that forms a hearth.

Group relationships: Fireplace, Hearth, Open Fireplace
Generic synonyms: Stone



Definition of Hearthstone

1. n. Stone forming the hearth; hence, the fireside; home.

Definition of Hearthstone

1. Noun. A flat stone used to form a hearth. ¹

2. Noun. By extension: The fireside, home life. ¹

3. Noun. A soft kind of stone used to whiten door-steps, scour floors, etc. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To scour, as a floor, with hearthstone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hearthstone

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Medical Definition of Hearthstone

1. Stone forming the hearth; hence, the fireside; home. "Chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone." (A. Lincoln) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hearthstone

heartfuls
heartgrief
hearth
hearth and home
hearth money
hearth tax
hearthflame
hearthflames
hearthless
hearthlike
hearthrug
hearthrugs
hearths
hearthside
hearthsides
hearthstone (current term)
hearthstoned
hearthstones
hearthstoning
heartier
hearties
heartiest
heartily
heartiness
heartinesses
hearting
heartings
heartland
heartlands
heartleaf

Literary usage of Hearthstone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Reviews by Henry James, Pierre de Chaignon la Rose (1921)
"This, indeed, "hearthstone Series: Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family; The Early Dawn: ... hearthstone ..."

2. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1885)
"till a new line of rail came through the village, and ran straight through the grounds of the Manor-house and immediately over Will'um's very hearthstone. ..."

3. The Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Its Three Tours of by Alfred Seelye Roe (1911)
"crowded up to greet the returning brave and then, last of all, came the meeting of nearest and dearest friends around the hearthstone and altar of home, ..."

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