Definition of 'bonfire'
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Of course, you could just make a bonfire with all the reports into housing in the past decade to keep warm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What is lacking is the match to set the bonfire alight. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When you taste your rabbit roasted on a bonfire it will make the whole process worth it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When the coalition government came to power last year it promised a spectacular bonfire of the quangos. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They have also said that they want to have a big bonfire on fireworks night. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These fantastic recipes are sure to set your bonfire party off with a bang. The Sun (2013)New weights and measures regulations will soon make a bonfire of many existing controls. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Time to throw another quango on the bonfire. The Sun (2014)But this is not your local village bonfire night outfit. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The second reason for having a bonfire in your garden is pretty much the opposite of the first. Times, Sunday Times (2007)On the beach greet the lengthening days by giving up your lantern to be burnt on the bonfire. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Where the law stands There are no bylaws prohibiting garden bonfires. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It had been raining, so he used the petrol to help set the bonfire alight. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You may make a handle of it, or you may throw it on the bonfire of scoured rubbish. Daniel Deronda (1876)In the autumn, the plant dries up and is hollow so is great for burning on the bonfire. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet these are but fireworks while the flames of the England bonfire continue to burn with no one to douse them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He once accidentally burnt a cub alive in his garden bonfire; the experience traumatised him and finds its way into the book. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The washing may need to be put away, but he will clear all the waste from the garden and build a large bonfire. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Each morning a young mother and son swept the road, sorted valuable litter into bags and made small bonfires of rubbish at intervals. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)
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Translations for 'bonfire'
British English: bonfire /ˈbɒnˌfaɪə/ NOUN
A bonfire is a fire built outdoors, usually to burn rubbish.
With bonfires outlawed in urban areas, gardeners must cart their refuse to a dump.
- American English: bonfire
- Arabic: نار مَوْقُودة في الهَوَاءِ الطَّلْق
- Brazilian Portuguese: fogueira
- Chinese: 篝火
- Croatian: lomača
- Czech: oheň vatra
- Danish: bål
- Dutch: vuur in de openlucht
- European Spanish: hoguera
- Finnish: kokko
- French: feu de joie
- German: (Lager-)Feuer
- Greek: φωτιά
- Italian: falò
- Japanese: 大かがり火
- Korean: 모닥불
- Norwegian: bål
- Polish: ognisko palenisko
- European Portuguese: fogueira
- Romanian: focîn aer liber
- Russian: костер
- Spanish: hoguera
- Swedish: brasa
- Thai: กองไฟจุดกลางแจ้ง
- Turkish: şenlik ateşi
- Ukrainian: багаття
- Vietnamese: lửa đốt rác
Definition of bonfire from the Collins English Dictionary
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