campfire etymology

English word campfire comes from English fire, English camp

Detailed word origin of campfire

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fire English (eng) (farriery) to cauterize. (intransitive) to shoot a gun, a cannon or a similar weapon. (intransitive, computer sciences, software engineering) to initiate an event (by means of an event handler). (intransitive, dated) to be irritated or inflamed with passion. (intransitive, dated) to catch fire; to be kindled. (intransitive, physiology) to cause an action potential in a cell. (transitive) to [...]
camp English (eng) (intransitive, now, chiefly, dialectal) To fight; contend in battle or in any kind of contest; to strive with others in doing anything; compete.. (intransitive, now, chiefly, dialectal) To wrangle; argue.. (transitive) To afford rest or lodging for.. (video games) To stay in an advantageous location in a video game, such as next to a power-up's spawning point or in order to guard an area.. [...]
campfire English (eng) A fire at a campground or on a camping trip, often used for cooking, to provide light and heat, to drive away bugs, and as a focal point for sitting around in the evening and talking, telling stories, and singing.

Words with the same origin as campfire

Descendants of fire
Fireland bump firing firable firie firy