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

To better preserve guests’ night vision, white flashlights are banned, campfires are not allowed on the observation pads, and visitors are asked to arrive before sunset. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "These Are the Best Stargazing Spots in North America," 13 July 2018 And Rocky Mountain National Park imposed a ban on all campfires starting Friday because of the risk of having a new fire start with firefighters already busy. Colleen Slevin, Fox News, "Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests," 10 July 2018 And Rocky Mountain National Park imposed a ban on all campfires starting Friday because of the risk of having a new fire start with firefighters already busy. Colleen Slevin, The Seattle Times, "Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests," 10 July 2018 Being cautious of flammable materials, properly putting out campfires and trimming dead trees or surrounding shrubbery are all ways to start. Kimberly Rapanut, azcentral, "What to take away from Arizona's 2018 wildfire season so far," 13 June 2018 And rangers say campers are failing to extinguish their campfires, creating an untenable situation. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Wildfires in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona force closure of large chunks of forest," 12 June 2018 New this year is a moonlit wagon ride with a campfire. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018 Because of the Independence Day holiday, authorities are also concerned about the possibility of campfires or fireworks starting new fires because of the dry, hot conditions. Colleen Slevin, The Seattle Times, "Wildfire destroys over 100 Colorado homes ahead of holiday," 3 July 2018 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

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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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