2. A social event that takes place near the mentioned fire.
The word is believed to be a corruption of "bone fire" deriving from a Celtic midsummer festival where animal bones were burnt to ward off evil spirits.
2. You should have been at Mike's bonfire last week, we got really drunk.
Side effects of bonfires inlude, but are not limited to:
earning a "whore" reputation
Ross: Sweet! Are you providing the beer, or is it a bring your own?
Forrest: Both! The more alcohol the better! I hope we get hammered!
Ross: Won't your parents find out?
Forrest: Nah, We'll just hide the evidence in the woods.
Ross: Okay! I'll spread the word!
Aaron: I hope that whore Caitlyn shows up. I can't wait to get in her pants!
Scotty: I'll bring the plastic cups!
A bear who is effeminate would be considered a bonfire.
The reason they are called this is that they are big and flaming, like their namesake.
your current flame
Kelly: Which one?
"My bonfire just texted me"
"what'd he say?"
"its lyrics to an eagles song"
"I really like this guy and there are definitely some flames between us--he's my bonfire for sure."