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campfire

[kamp-fahyuh r] /ˈkæmpˌfaɪər/
noun
1.
an outdoor fire for warmth or cooking, as at a camp.
2.
a gathering around such a fire.
3.
a reunion of soldiers, scouts, etc.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; camp1 + fire

Camp Fire

noun
1.
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 camp fire

campfire

/ˈkæmpˌfaɪə/
noun
1.
an outdoor fire in a camp, esp one used for cooking or as a focal point for community events
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Word Origin and History for camp fire

campfire

n.

also camp-fire, 1835, from camp (n.) + fire (n.).

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