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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bonfire  \Bon"fire`\,  n.  [OE.  bonefire,  banefire,  orig.  a  fire  of 
  bones;  bone  +  fire;  but  cf  also  Prov.  E.  bun  a  dry  stalk.] 
  A  large  fire  built  in  the  open  air,  as  an  expression  of 
  public  joy  and  exultation,  or  for  amusement. 
 
  Full  soon  by  bonfire  and  by  bell,  We  learnt  our  liege 
  was  passing  well  --Gay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bonfire 
  n  :  a  large  outdoor  fire  [syn:  {balefire}] 




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