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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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A man stepped out of the darkness into the little illuminated circle about our failing campfire and seated himself upon a rock.
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In a moment the men came running gaily from their campfires and began loading.
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As often happens at campfires, a competition develops to tell the scariest, goriest stories.
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