What does the word fireside mean?

Usage examples for fireside

  1. The idea had fallen as it were out of the air, and now as he sat knitting by his own fireside it seemed to come out of the corners of the room. – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  2. My wife was greatly pleased by my many hours of rest at the fireside in her companionship, caused by days too cold and wintry for outdoor work; but our deepest and most abiding content was expressed one evening as we sat alone after the children were asleep. – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe
  3. And off and up the burn it ran to the next house, and rolled its way to the fireside. – More English Fairy Tales by Various