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I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.
John Burroughs

Meaning of "chimney" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHIMNEY

From Old French cheminée, from Late Latin camīnāta, from Latin camīnus furnace, from Greek kaminos fireplace, oven.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHIMNEY

chimney  [ˈtʃɪmnɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHIMNEY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chimney is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHIMNEY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chimney

Chimney

A chimney is a structure which provides ventilation for hot flue gases or smoke from a boiler, stove, furnace or fireplace to the outside atmosphere. Chimneys are typically vertical, or as near as possible to vertical, to ensure that the gases flow smoothly, drawing air into the combustion in what is known as the stack, or chimney, effect. The space inside a chimney is called a flue. Chimneys may be found in buildings, steam locomotives and ships. In the United States, the term smokestack is also used when referring to locomotive chimneys or ship chimneys, and the term funnel can also be used. The height of a chimney influences its ability to transfer flue gases to the external environment via stack effect. Additionally, the dispersion of pollutants at higher altitudes can reduce their impact on the immediate surroundings. In the case of chemically aggressive output, a sufficiently tall chimney can allow for partial or complete self-neutralization of airborne chemicals before they reach ground level. The dispersion of pollutants over a greater area can reduce their concentrations and facilitate compliance with regulatory limits.

Definition of chimney in the English dictionary

The first definition of chimney in the dictionary is a vertical structure of brick, masonry, or steel that carries smoke or steam away from a fire, engine, etc. Other definition of chimney is an open-ended glass tube fitting around the flame of an oil or gas lamp in order to exclude draughts. Chimney is also a fireplace, esp an old and large one.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHIMNEY


calumny
ˈkæləmnɪ
Romney
ˈrɒmnɪ
Temne
ˈtɛmnɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHIMNEY

chimerical
chimerically
chimericalness
chimerid
chimerism
chimichanga
Chimkent
chimney board
chimney breast
chimney corner
chimney stack
chimney swallow
chimney sweep
chimney sweeper
chimney swift
chimney-climbing
chimneylike
chimneypiece
chimneypot
chimneypot hat

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHIMNEY

attorney
barney
bread and honey
Clooney
Disney
factory chimney
honey
journey
kidney
lamp chimney
McCartney
money
New Romney
on the money
paper money
Rodney
Rooney
Sidney
Sydney
Whitney

Synonyms and antonyms of chimney in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chimney» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHIMNEY

Find out the translation of chimney to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chimney from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chimney» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

烟囱
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chimenea
570 millions of speakers

English

chimney
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चिमनी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَدْخَنَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дымовая труба
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chaminé
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিমনি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cheminée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cerobong
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schornstein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

煙突
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

굴뚝
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

cerobong asep
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ống khói
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புகைபோக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धुराडे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

baca
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

camino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

komin
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

димар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

coș de fum
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καμινάδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skoorsteen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skorsten
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skorstein
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chimney

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHIMNEY»

The term «chimney» is very widely used and occupies the 21.013 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHIMNEY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «chimney» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «chimney» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chimney

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6 QUOTES WITH «CHIMNEY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chimney.
1
John Burroughs
I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.
2
Rebecca Harding Davis
Sitting by the chimney corner as we grow old, the commonest things around us take on live meanings and hint at the difference between these driving times and the calm, slow moving days when we were young.
3
Kyle Dunnigan
Every year, dads will dress up as Santa and try to surprise their kids by coming down the chimney, and every year, a dad gets stuck and dies.
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Richard Morris Hunt
Your goal is to achieve the best results by following their wishes. If they want you to build a house upside down standing on its chimney, it's up to you to do it.
5
Mickey Spillane
Authors want their names down in history; I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney.
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Tim Walker
Even the pictures I was doing at college - a little narrative based on a butterfly catcher, or a chimney sweep - the images were always telling stories. They were all scenarios and moods which I storyboarded and worked through - it's exactly what I do now.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHIMNEY»

Discover the use of chimney in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chimney and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Chimney Swift Towers: New Habitat for America's Mysterious Birds
Annotation "In this book, conservationists Paul and Georgean Kyle give directions for building freestanding wooden towers, wooden kiosk towers, masonry towers, and other structures.
Paul D. Kyle, Georgean Z. Kyle, 2005
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Masonry Fireplace and Chimney Handbook
Over 200-page handbook that includes energy and code requirements, design, specifications and construction for residential masonry fireplaces. A must have for any masonry contractor designer.
James E. Amrhein, 1995
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The Chimney Sweeper's Boy
The Chimney Sweeper's Boy - a classic crime novel by bestselling, prize-winning author Barbara Vine 'Gripping, almost impossible to put down' Guardian 'One of the most frightening novels I have ever read .
Barbara Vine, 2009
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British Chimney Sweeps: Five Centuries of Chimney Sweeping
The art and science of chimney sweeping are examined in detailed for the first time in this lively and fascinating book.
Benita Cullingford, 2001
5
Dummy Boards and Chimney Boards
This book presents their true origins in seventeenth century 'Trompe l'oeil' painting and discusses the purposes to which they were put.
Clare Graham, 1988
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Chimney Swifts: America's Mysterious Birds Above The Fireplace
The Kyles share their knowledge and provide a peek into the secret life of these beneficial, insect-eating birds, and practical guidelines for homeowners to coexist peacefully with these remarkable birds.
Paul D. Kyle, 2005
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Chimneys and Chimney Sweeps
The book deals with all aspects of the trade the lives sweeps led, the difficulties their apprentices encountered, the way they worked and the invention of sweeping 'machines'.
Benita Cullingford, 2003
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The Chimney Sweep's Ransom
While searching for his younger brother who has been "sold" to be trained as a chimney sweep in eighteenth-century London, thirteen-year-old Ned meets the itinerant preacher John Wesley whose message changes the lives of his entire family.
Neta Jackson, 1992
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You Can't Build a Chimney from the Top
This book synthesizes the philosophical and historical debate surrounding Washington's accommodationist argument versus DuBois' confrontational view, reaching conclusions of critical importance today to black/white relationships.
Joseph Winthrop Holley, Russell Wilcox Ramsey, 1949
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Down Through the Chimney
The magic of Christmas comes alive as a little boy watches Santa eat the cookies left out for him, then sees Santa wink to him before climbing back up the chimney. This cute rhyme is sure to become every child's favorite!
Kim Mitzo Thompson, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHIMNEY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chimney is used in the context of the following news items.
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Phoenix firefighters pull man out of chimney
Ernsberger says the man's friends locked him out of the house as a prank. The man thought he could get back inside through the chimney. «Town Hall, Jul 15»
2
Chimney swifts make Shippensburg church their summer haven
A Shippensburg church's old chimney has transformed into a captivating case of natural wonder around dusk this summer. More than 200 birds ... «The Shippensburg News-Chronicle, Jul 15»
3
Davis Brothers Chimney Sweep and Complete Masonry …
Homeowners in need of chimney cleaning can call Davis Brothers ... and Complete Masonry and schedule a chimney cleaning that includes a ... «Digital Journal, Jul 15»
4
Man stuck in chimney rescued by firefighters
So, he decided to enter the house by going down the chimney. It took the crews about 30 minutes to pull him out. He was not seriously hurt. «6abc.com, Jul 15»
5
Elk stick close; man pulled from chimney; watermelons thriving
The man thought he could get back inside by using the chimney. ... shows firefighters chipping away at a chimney wall and pulling the man out. «Arizona Daily Star, Jul 15»
6
Students fight for life after chimney plunge
Two students had to be rescued by fire services after falling 30 metres down a chimney at the the Dusseldorf Academy of Arts on Sunday night. «The Local.de, Jul 15»
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Video: Fire crews rescue man stuck down a chimney
Advertisement ends in: 01:07. Blue Billywig Video Player. Man is rescued from a chimney in Arizona after a Fourth of July prank goes wrong. «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
8
Pigeon rescued from chimney in Oakham
A crew was called to a home in John Street, Oakham, at about 11.40am on Thursday last week. A pigeon was stuck behind a fireplace. «Rutland Times, Jul 15»
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Man Rescued From Chimney By Firefighters After 4th Of July Party …
Man gets stuck in chimney, after he tried to get back into a house after he was locked out as a joke. The footage shows firemen using drills and ... «FireFighting News.com, Jul 15»
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Phoenix firefighters free man from chimney after prank
Phoenix firefighters freed a 23-year-old man from a chimney early on Sunday using a drill and sledgehammer after he was locked out of the ... «Jamestown Sun, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chimney [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chimney>. Sep 2020 ».
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