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Definition of chimney:

  1. A body of ore, usually of elongated form, extending downward in a vein.
  2. A fireplace or hearth.
  3. A tube usually of glass, placed around a flame, as of a lamp, to create a draft, and promote combustion.
  4. 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.


fireside, fender, fireplace, chimney stack, fire screen, cowl, furnace, chimney pot, hearth, pipe, smokeshaft, stack, fireguard, inglenook, grate, lamp chimney, funnel.

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