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camp·fire

 (kămp′fīr′)
n.
1. An outdoor fire in a camp, used for cooking or warmth: sat around the campfire, telling scary stories.
2. A meeting held around such a fire.

campfire

(ˈkæmpˌfaɪə)
n
an outdoor fire in a camp, esp one used for cooking or as a focal point for community events

camp•fire

(ˈkæmpˌfaɪər)

n.
1. an outdoor fire for warmth or cooking, as at a camp.
2. a reunion of soldiers, scouts, etc.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.campfire - a small outdoor fire for warmth or cooking (as at a camp)campfire - a small outdoor fire for warmth or cooking (as at a camp)
fire - the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"
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It must be the light from the camp fire the two men had built before they were attacked--Tarzan knew nothing of the presence of the sailors.
I catched a catfish and haggled him open with my saw, and towards sundown I started my camp fire and had supper.
The Dyak warriors presented an awe inspiring spectacle in the fitful light of the nearby camp fire.
We found nothing until we had reached a point a few miles above the spot where I had first seen the launch drifting down toward us, and there I discovered the remnants of a recent camp fire.
Again, that night, as the two sat before their camp fire, Tarzan played with his shining baubles.
With a yell of terror the chief turned and fled toward the village gate, and as his people looked to see the cause of his fright, they too took to their heels--for there, lumbering down upon them, their huge forms exaggerated by the play of moonlight and camp fire, came the hideous apes of Akut.
These figures were wary in their movements and perfectly silent of foot, like beasts of prey slinking about a camp fire.
In the wide fireplace on a pile of white ashes the logs had a deep crimson glow; and turned towards them Dona Rita reclined on her side enveloped in the skins of wild beasts like a charming and savage young chieftain before a camp fire.
Such humble furniture as there may once have been and much of the lower weatherboarding, had served as fuel in the camp fires of hunters; as had also, probably, the curbing of an old well, which at the time I write of existed in the form of a rather wide but not very deep depression near by.
The camp fires of the blacks dotted the gloom with little points of light, casting their feeble rays in tiny circles of luminosity that brought into glistening relief the naked bodies of those who lay or squatted about them.
In a few minutes the huge beast had been cut up and slabs of him were hanging over a dozen camp fires, together with great scaly ganoid fish which had been speared in the lake.
We assented, and in an hour's time were at the outskirts of the town, of which the extent, mapped out as it was by thousands of camp fires, appeared absolutely endless.