What does bonfire mean?

Definitions for bonfire
ˈbɒnˌfaɪərbon·fire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bonfire, balefire(noun)

    a large outdoor fire that is lighted as a signal or in celebration

Wiktionary

  1. bonfire(Noun)

    A fire in which bones were burned.

  2. bonfire(Noun)

    A fire to burn unwanted or disreputable items or people: proscribed books, heretics etc.

  3. bonfire(Noun)

    A large, controlled outdoor fire, as a signal or to celebrate something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bonfire(noun)

    a large fire built in the open air, as an expression of public joy and exultation, or for amusement

Freebase

  1. Bonfire

    A bonfire is a controlled outdoor fire used for informal disposal of burnable waste material or as part of a celebration. Celebratory bonfires are typically designed to burn quickly and may be very large. The name 'bonfire' is from 'bone-fire'.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bonfire

    bon′fīr, n. a large fire in the open air on occasions of public rejoicing, &c.—originally a fire in which bones were burnt. [Not Fr. bon, good, and Fire.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bonfire in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bonfire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of bonfire in a Sentence

  1. La Rochefoucald:

    Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.

  2. La Rochefoucauld:

    Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blow up the bonfire.

  3. Charles A. Lindbergh:

    I was astonished at the effect my successful landing in France had on the nations of the world. To me, it was like a match lighting a bonfire.

  4. Napoleon I:

    To Robert Fulton: What, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck? I pray you excuse me, I have no time to listen to such nonsense.

  5. John Jay Chapman:

    Try to raise a voice that shall be heard from here to Albany and watch what it is that comes forward to shut off the sound. It is not a German sergeant, nor a Russian officer of the precinct. It is a note from a friend of your fathers offering you a place in his office. This is your warning from the secret police. Why, if any of you young gentlemen have a mind to get heard a mile off, you must make a bonfire of your reputation, and a close enemy of most men who wish you well. And what will you get in return? Well, if I must for the benefit of the economists, charge you up with some selfish gain, I will say that you get the satisfaction of having been heard, and that this is the whole possible scope of human ambition.

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