- a large fire in the open air; bonfire.
- a signal fire; beacon.
- the fire of a funeral pile.
Origin of balefire
Related Words for balefireflare, lantern, radar, rocket, alarm, sign, beam, lamp, watchtower, alert, bonfire, lighthouse, heliograph, pharos, lodestar, balefire, guidepost
Examples from the Web for balefire
Historical Examples of balefire
A single window in the wing gleamed like a balefire in the rays of the setting sun.Shapes that Haunt the Dusk
Balefire devoured, greediest spirit, those spared not by war out of either folk: their flower was gone.
This word was the last which the wise old man harbored in heart ere hot death-waves of balefire he chose.
- a bonfire
- a beacon fire
- a funeral pyre