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bon·fire

 (bŏn′fīr′)
n.
A large fire built outdoors, as for signaling or in celebration of an event.

[Middle English bonnefire : bon, bone; see bone + fir, fire; see fire.]

bonfire

(ˈbɒnˌfaɪə)
n
a large outdoor fire
[C15: alteration (through influence of French bon good) of bone-fire; from the use of bones as fuel]

bon•fire

(ˈbɒnˌfaɪər)

n.
a large fire built in the open air, for warmth, entertainment, or as a signal.
[1375–1425; late Middle English bone fire fire with bones for fuel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bonfire - a large outdoor fire that is lighted as a signal or in celebrationbonfire - a large outdoor fire that is lighted as a signal or in celebration
fire - the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"
Translations
نارٌ في الهَواءِ الطَّلْقِنار مَوْقُودة في الهَوَاءِ الطَّلْق
oheňtáborák
bål
kokkorovio
lomača
örömtűz
bál, brenna
大かがり火
모닥불
laužas
ugunskurs
kres
brasa
กองไฟจุดกลางแจ้ง
şenlik ateşiaçık hava ateşihavayi fişek
lửa đốt rác

bonfire

[ˈbɒnfaɪəʳ] N (for celebration) → hoguera f; (for rubbish) → fogata f

bonfire

[ˈbɒnfaɪər] n
(= celebration) → feu m (de joie)
(for rubbish)feu m (de jardin)Bonfire Night n (British)5 novembre m (commémoration de la tentative manquée de Guy Fawkes de faire sauter le Parlement, en 1605)

bonfire

n (for burning rubbish) → Feuer nt; (as beacon) → Leucht- or Signalfeuer nt; (Guy Fawkes) → Guy-Fawkes-Feuer nt; (for celebration) → Freudenfeuer nt

bonfire

[ˈbɒnˌfaɪəʳ] nfalò m inv

bonfire

(ˈbonfaiə) noun
a large fire in the open air, often built to celebrate something.

bonfire

نار مَوْقُودة في الهَوَاءِ الطَّلْق oheň bål (Lager-)Feuer φωτιά hoguera kokko feu de joie lomača falò 大かがり火 모닥불 vuur in de openlucht bål ognisko fogueira костер brasa กองไฟจุดกลางแจ้ง şenlik ateşi lửa đốt rác 篝火
References in classic literature ?
This much-enduring man had succeeded in banishing chewing gum after a long and stormy war, had made a bonfire of the confiscated novels and newspapers, had suppressed a private post office, had forbidden distortions of the face, nicknames, and caricatures, and done all that one man could do to keep half a hundred rebellious girls in order.
In the centre of the smoothly swept back yard was a great bonfire.
and, at the instant, down would come her tears, quenching all the mirth of those around her like sudden rain upon a bonfire.
They were worked in the yards all the seven days of the week, and they had their prize fights and crap games on Sunday nights as well; but then around the corner one might see a bonfire blazing, and an old, gray-headed Negress, lean and witchlike, her hair flying wild and her eyes blazing, yelling and chanting of the fires of perdition and the blood of the "Lamb," while men and women lay down upon the ground and moaned and screamed in convulsions of terror and remorse.
Nicodemus made a bonfire of Tom's by way of retaliation.
It was red and hot, and now and again it was a little darkened--as it were, the embers of a bonfire smouldering.
No," said the niece, "there is no reason for showing mercy to any of them; they have every one of them done mischief; better fling them out of the window into the court and make a pile of them and set fire to them; or else carry them into the yard, and there a bonfire can be made without the smoke giving any annoyance.
He had a vision of a high-lying cattle-drive in California, and the bed of a dried stream with one muddy pool, by which the vaqueros had encamped: splendid sun over all, the big bonfire blazing, the strips of cow browning and smoking on a skewer of wood; how warm it was, how savoury the steam of scorching meat
Up the beach by the boathouse a bonfire was burning, raining up sparks into the indistinctness of the dawn.
I lit another piece of camphor, and went on gathering my bonfire.
On the evening of the 26th of August, 1765, a bonfire was kindled in King Street.
They built a great bonfire on the bank of the river, before the camp, and men and women danced round it to the cadence of their songs, in which they sang the praises of the white men, and welcomed them to their country.