fireside


noun

  1. Also called hearthside. the space about a fire or hearth.
  2. home.
  3. home or family life.

adjective

  1. informal and friendly in manner: The politician’s fireside manner helped her win votes.

noun

  1. the hearth
  2. family life; the home
n.

1560s, from fire (n.) + side (n.). Symbolic of home life by 1848.

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