Associations to the word «Bonfire»

Wiktionary

BONFIRE, noun. (obsolete) A fire in which bones were burned.
BONFIRE, noun. A fire to burn unwanted or disreputable items or people: proscribed books, heretics etc.
BONFIRE, noun. A large, controlled outdoor fire, as a signal or to celebrate something.
BONFIRE BOY, noun. (Sussex) a male participating in bonfire celebrations.
BONFIRE BOYS, noun. Plural of bonfire boy
BONFIRE NIGHT, proper noun. (UK) Alternative term for Guy Fawkes Night.
BONFIRE SOCIETIES, noun. Plural of bonfire society
BONFIRE SOCIETY, noun. (Sussex) a large group of people who celebrate bonfire night on the 5th of November by processing through the streets of their town or village and do other smaller events throughout the rest of the year.

Dictionary definition

BONFIRE, noun. A large outdoor fire that is lighted as a signal or in celebration.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope