camp·​fire | \ ˈkamp-ˌfī(-ə)r \

Definition of campfire

: a fire built outdoors (as at a camp or a picnic)

Examples of campfire in a Sentence

We gathered around a campfire and shared stories.

Recent Examples on the Web

So media, enjoy the campfire, but your justification for this sing-along is false. Fox News, "Gutfeld: Living in the media's lie," 18 Aug. 2018 Think of a campfire as fire in the Jemez a hundred years ago. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, "What If Our Forests Don't Come Back?," 9 May 2018 On the beach in summer sitting next to a campfire in a big chunky sweater with family and friends watching kids running around doing cartwheels. 28. Team Marie Claire, Marie Claire, "Molly Ringwald, Teen Movie Queen and 'Riverdale' Star, on What Makes Her Tick," 25 July 2018 Clinton taught his boys how to build campfires in forests and how to change ATV tires in driveways. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh,, "Boys who died rafting Oregon river lived for adventures with Dad," 5 June 2018 And if the campfire is still going, heat some water, pour it into a heat-proof water bottle, and snuggle into your bag with it. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, "7 Tips to Survive Cold-Weather Camping," 14 Dec. 2015 Each suite is different, with intricate designs inspired by themes like the ocean and even an RV with a frozen campfire. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "The Icehotel Is An Insane Swedish Getaway Every Snow Lover Should Have On Their Bucket List," 23 Dec. 2018 Every night, gourmet s’mores are served at a crackling campfire by the pool. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "I Ditched My Phone for a Montana Cattle Drive (and Finally Dealt With My Feelings)," 3 Oct. 2018 Guests will also be treated to a farm-to-table feast under the stars prepared by on-site chefs, followed by gourmet s’mores around the campfire. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "5 glamping destinations in the US for those who want to enjoy nature in complete comfort," 27 July 2018

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First Known Use of campfire

1675, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of campfire

: a fire that is built outdoors at a camp or picnic area

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