campfire

[ kamp-fahyuhr ]
/ ˈkæmpˌfaɪər /

noun

an outdoor fire for warmth or cooking, as at a camp.
a gathering around such a fire.
a reunion of soldiers, scouts, etc.

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Origin of campfire

First recorded in 1665–75; camp1 + fire

Definition for campfire (2 of 2)

Camp Fire

noun

a U.S. organization for girls and boys that emphasizes the building of character and good citizenship through work, health, and love; originally founded for girls (Camp Fire girls ) in 1910, it is now open to both boys and girls (Camp Fire members ).
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British Dictionary definitions for campfire

campfire
/ (ˈkæmpˌfaɪə) /

noun

an outdoor fire in a camp, esp one used for cooking or as a focal point for community events
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