English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Old French , from cheminee Latin , from caminus Ancient Greek ( κάμινος kaminos, “ furnace ”).
Pronunciation [ edit ]
chimney ( plural ) chimneys
vertical tube or hollow column used to emit environmentally polluting gaseous and solid matter (including but not limited to by-products of burning carbon or hydro-carbon based fuels); a flue.
1883: Robert Louis Stevenson,
chimney was a square hole in the roof: it was but a little part of the smoke that found its way out, and the rest eddied about the house, and kept us coughing and piping the eye. The
glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp.
( UK ) The smokestack of a steam locomotive. A
narrow cleft in a rock face; a narrow vertical cave passage.
Derived terms [ edit ]
Translations [ edit ]
vertical tube or hollow column; a flue
kaminas m Luxembourgish:
Kamäin m Macedonian:
оџак ( m ódžak) Malay:
Mongolian: please add this translation if you can Norwegian:
pipe (no) , f skorstein m
Ossetian: please add this translation if you can Persian:
دودکش ( (fa) dudkeš) Polish:
komin (pl) m Portuguese:
chaminé (pt) f Romanian:
coș (ro) , n horn , (ro) cămin (ro) , n fumar (ro) n Russian:
труба (ru) ( f trubá), дымоход (ru) ( m dymoxód), дымовая труба ( f dymovája trubá) Scots:
lum Scottish Gaelic:
similear m Serbo-Croatian:
димњак , m оџак m Roman:
dimnjak , m odžak m Skolt Sami:
, truuba reä´ppen Slovak:
komín m Slovene:
dimnik (sl) m Spanish:
chimenea (es) f Swedish:
skorsten (sv) c Turkish:
baca (tr) Tuvan:
( хоолай khoolaj), ( ыш үндүрер хоолай yš ündürer khoolaj) Ukrainian:
димова труба ( f dymová trubá), димохід ( m dymoxíd) Vietnamese:
ống khói (vi) Volapük:
glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp
UK: smokestack of a steam locomotive
narrow cleft in a rock face
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chimney ( third-person singular simple present , chimneys present participle , chimneying simple past and past participle ) chimneyed
( climbing ) To negotiate a chimney (sense #4) by pushing against the sides with back, feet, hands, etc.
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