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Meaning of BALEFIRE

Pronunciation:  'beyl`fIr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a large outdoor fire
 

BALEFIRE is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bonfire
 
 See Also: fire

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bale"fire`\ (b[=a]l"f[imac]r), n. [AS. b[=ae]lf[=y]r
the fire of the funeral pile; b[=ae]l fire, flame (akin to
Icel. b[=a]l, OSlav. b[=e]l[u^], white, Gr. falo`s bright,
white, Skr. bh[=a]la brightness) + f[=y]r, E. fire.]
A signal fire; an alarm fire.

      Sweet Teviot! on thy silver tide The glaring balefires
      blaze no more.                           --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

 
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