campfire

noun
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

The farm's museum will continue to host school field trips, summer square dances, and campfires, as well as monthly events like the upcoming equine day in October, said Sandy. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "Blue Slope Farm Sells Off Its Milking Herd," 2 July 2018 Naturally or unnaturally, one new study found that people, by starting wildfires with our cigarettes, campfires, and dangling trailer chains, have tripled the length of the modern fire season. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, "What the West Can Learn from Florida About Forest Fires," 27 June 2018 This recipe for pineapple teriyaki chicken in foil packs is ideal for throwing on the grill or cooking on the campfire. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "Thrown on a grill or campfire, pineapple teriyaki chicken in foil packs are a snap," 1 June 2018 The herders eat mainly bread and olive oil while drinking thick black coffee boiled on campfires. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: By Dead Sea, camels graze at Earth’s lowest place," 18 Mar. 2018 Several people have been arrested in two Colorado wildfires that burned homes after ignoring local and federal restrictions on campfires, target shooting and other activities aimed at combating and avoiding explosive blazes across the U.S. region. Colleen Slevin, Fox News, "Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests," 10 July 2018 Several people have been arrested in two Colorado wildfires that burned homes after ignoring local and federal restrictions on campfires, target shooting and other activities aimed at combating and avoiding explosive blazes across the U.S. region. Colleen Slevin, The Seattle Times, "Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests," 10 July 2018 The weekend includes the chance to paddle the Little Calumet River, explore historic Bailly Homestead, meet the animals at Chellberg Farm and participate in a scavenger hunt, night hike and campfire, plus a full-day music festival. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 27 June 2018 SUBSCRIBE TODAY People who left a campfire unattended may be to blame for the fire, the (Asheville) Citizen-Times reported Tuesday. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "Raging fire forces evacuation of hikers off Appalachian Trail | Charlotte Observer," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of campfire

1675, in the meaning defined above

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campfire

noun

English Language Learners Definition of campfire

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

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