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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.
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an outdoor fire in a camp, esp one used for cooking or as a focal point for community events
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1. an outdoor fire for warmth or cooking, as at a camp.
2. a reunion of soldiers, scouts, etc.
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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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[ˈkæmpˈfaɪə] Nhoguera f de campamento; [of scouts] → reunión f alrededor de la hoguera
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In a moment the men came running gaily from their campfires and began loading.
A man stepped out of the darkness into the little illuminated circle about our failing campfire and seated himself upon a rock.
There was a quick commotion on the opposite side of the campfire: one of our party had sprung to his feet, pistol in hand.
We've told yarns by the campfire in the prairies, and dressed one another's wounds after trying a landing at the Marquesas, and drunk healths on the shore of Titicaca.
As often happens at campfires, a competition develops to tell the scariest, goriest stories.
Chatty recipe introductions exhibit a lot of humor and personality, and there are many reminders to demonstrate respect for the natural environment by packing everything out, properly dousing campfires, and critterproofing campsites.
Fire officials are asking campers to take extra precautions to drown campfires, especially when this week's forecasts calls for temperatures that could surpass 100 degrees in Western Oregon.
We're talking campfires, Color War, and Mark's traumatic summer at a nudist camp.
Campfires are an important part of life at our family cabin on Stalker Lake in Otter Tail County, Minnesota.
This year, that act is definitely Campfires In Winter.
I had the immediate fear that one of life's greatest pleasures was going to prove to be harmful to the environment and I would have to make a choice--give up my campfires or sit in guilty pleasure while the stars twinkled, the northern lights shimmered and the campfire danced.
PC Robin Mellor, who patrols the area, said that as well as illegal parking there had been reports of overnight camping and campfires at the car park.