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Meaning of CHIMNEY

Pronunciation:  'chimnee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building
  2. [n]  a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp

CHIMNEY is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: lamp chimney
 See Also: chimneystack, damper, fireplace, flue, hearth, kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, oil lamp, open fireplace, smokestack, stack, stovepipe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chim"ney\, n.; pl. {Chimneys}. [F. chemin['e]e, LL.
caminata, fr. L. caminus furnace, fireplace, Gr. ? furnace,
1. A fireplace or hearth. [Obs.] --Sir W. Raleigh.

2. That part of a building which contains the smoke flues;
   esp. an upright tube or flue of brick or stone, in most
   cases extending through or above the roof of the building.
   Often used instead of chimney shaft.

         Hard by a cottage chimney smokes.     --Milton.

3. A tube usually of glass, placed around a flame, as of a
   lamp, to create a draft, and promote combustion.

4. (Min.) A body of ore, usually of elongated form, extending
   downward in a vein. --Raymond.

{Chimney board}, a board or screen used to close a fireplace;
   a fireboard.

{Chimney cap}, a device to improve the draught of a chimney,
   by presenting an exit aperture always to leeward.

{Chimney corner}, the space between the sides of the
   fireplace and the fire; hence, the fireside.

{Chimney hook}, a hook for holding pats and kettles over a

{Chimney money}, hearth money, a duty formerly paid in
   England for each chimney.

{Chimney pot} (Arch.), a cylinder of earthenware or sheet
   metal placed at the top of a chimney which rises above the

{Chimney swallow}. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) An American swift ({Ch[ae]ture pelasgica}) which lives
       in chimneys.
   (b) In England, the common swallow ({Hirundo rustica}).

{Chimney sweep}, {Chimney sweeper}, one who cleans chimneys
   of soot; esp. a boy who climbs the flue, and brushes off
   the soot.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a chimney in your dream, represents warmth, tradition, and family values. Alternatively, a chimney is symbolic of a phallic symbol. Thus, to see the chimney collapse implies impotence. Dreaming that you are sweeping the chimney indicates your need to vent off your frustrations and get things out in the open. You need to release all that negativity and/or guilt that you are holding in.
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