Bonfire Night

noun

Definition of Bonfire Night

  1. :  the night of November 5th observed in Britain with fireworks and bonfires to celebrate the capture in 1605 of a group of people who planned to destroy the buildings of Parliament

Word by Word Definitions

bonfireplay Bonfire
  1. :  a large fire built in the open air

nightplay Night
  1. :  the time from dusk to dawn when no sunlight is visible

    :  an evening or night taken as an occasion or point of time

    :  an evening set aside for a particular purpose

  1. :  of, relating to, or associated with the night

    :  intended for use at night

    :  existing, occurring, or functioning at night


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