bonfire bonfire  /ˈbɑn ˌfaɪ ər/


  • (n) a large outdoor fire that is lighted as a signal or in celebration


  1. The last real bonfire was way back in 1929 on Christmas Eve, when the West Wing was gutted by a massive conflagration.
  2. All of Luoshui's families participate in the three main visitor eventsrowing dugout canoes, guiding horses and dancing around an evening bonfireand they share the profits.
  3. She arrived at the bonfire with the tinder stacked high, and somehow it fell to her to be the match.


  1. Scituate holiday beach bonfire ban to remain in effect

    Scituate residents hoping to re-ignite discussion regarding the town’s controversial holiday bonfire ban are out of luck: Scituate officials say the ban will remain in effect this year.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Patriot Ledger

  2. Meet the 'Broquet,' the new go-to gift of manly merchandise

    Broquet's gift-basket offerings for guys includes the MacGyver tactical toolkit, left, for $65, and the Bonfire, a galvanized bucket of California-themed grilling supplies, $56.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Beach Bonfire Compromise May Require Fire Rings To Be Fueled By Propane

    A number of residents who live across from beaches that are frequented for bonfires raised concerns over wood-smoke pollution, prompting the initial debate over whether the bonfire rings should be removed.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS 2 Los Angeles

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  1. Adams accurately predicted the tone of future celebrations when he said that Independence Day should be "solemnized with pomp and parade, with shews (shows), games, sports, guns, bells, bonfire and illuminations from one end of this continent to the...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: John Adams Source: West Virginia MetroNews

  2. Shami Chakrabarti, of Liberty, said: "Liberty thanks the Government for the bonfire of the ID cards and the junking of the National Identity Register."
    on May 27, 2010 By: Shami Chakrabarti Source:

  3. "As a recent president of a university that only about seven and a half years ago had its own tragedy when 12 students were killed when the bonfire collapsed at Texas A&M, perhaps more than most I can understand the horror and the emotions at...
    on Apr 17, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: FOXNews

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