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Meaning of BALEFIRE

Pronunciation:  'beyl`fIr

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a large outdoor fire

BALEFIRE is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bonfire
 See Also: fire



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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