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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 ?
On the evening of the 26th of August, 1765, a bonfire was kindled in King Street.
On that day, there was to be a bonfire on the Place de Grève, a maypole at the Chapelle de Braque, and a mystery at the Palais de Justice.
And in the yard was a brave bonfire with two gay little figures dancing around it, one of which gave an unearthly yell as the buggy turned in under the poplars.
"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." The housekeeper said the same, so eager were they both for the slaughter of those innocents, but the curate would not agree to it without first reading at any rate the titles.
To disappoint them, therefore, the travellers stripped the caches of the articles deposited there, and collecting together everything that they could not carry away with them, made a bonfire of all that would burn, and threw the rest into the river.
Matches, which he drops on the floor when lighted, are the greatest treat you can give David; indeed, I think his private heaven is a place with a roaring bonfire.
Up the beach by the boathouse a bonfire was burning, raining up sparks into the indistinctness of the dawn.
Never mind, Kitty, we'll go and see the bonfire to-morrow.' Here Alice wound two or three turns of the worsted round the kitten's neck, just to see how it would look: this led to a scramble, in which the ball rolled down upon the floor, and yards and yards of it got unwound again.
The Scarecrow will do nicely to start a bonfire, and the tin man can be cut into small pieces and fed to the goats.
I'd stand godfather to him, if he was to be christened in a bonfire, made of the ruins of the Bank of England.'
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. Armand Aubigny sat in the wide hallway that commanded a view of the spectacle; and it was he who dealt out to a half dozen negroes the material which kept this fire ablaze.