Part of speech: noun

A large fire, as of brush, in the open air.

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Usage examples "bonfire":

  1. I was just coming up from the pit to go to my tea, when they came bursting over the tips, shouting and waving their sticks, and wearing in their hats little bits of burnt paper from the bonfire opposite Coffin's house. - "Faces and Places", Henry William Lucy.
  2. " 'Clar for't," said Aunt Milly, " we orto have a bonfire. - "'Lena Rivers", Mary J. Holmes.
  3. Do you think I still blame poor James for his bonfire, or his jealous little wife who wanted to get rid of me? - "Red Pottage", Mary Cholmondeley.