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camp

camp - Dictionary definition and meaning for word camp

Definition
(noun) temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
Synonyms : bivouac , cantonment , encampment
Example Sentence
  • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling

Definition
(noun) a group of people living together in a camp
Example Sentence
  • the whole camp laughed at his mistake

Definition
(noun) temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers
Example Sentence
  • level ground is best for parking and camp areas

Definition
(noun) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
Synonyms : clique , coterie , ingroup , inner circle , pack

Definition
(noun) a penal institution (often for forced labor)
Example Sentence
  • China has many camps for political prisoners

Definition
(noun) something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality
Example Sentence
  • the living room was pure camp

Definition
(noun) shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
Synonyms : refugee camp

Definition
(noun) a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months
Synonyms : summer camp
Example Sentence
  • city kids get to see the country at a summer camp

Definition
(verb) live in or as if in a tent
Synonyms : bivouac , camp out , encamp , tent
Example Sentence
  • Can we go camping again this summer?
  • The circus tented near the town
  • The houseguests had to camp in the living room

Definition
(verb) establish or set up a camp
Synonyms : camp down

Definition
(verb) give an artificially banal or sexual quality to
Definition
(adj) providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities
Synonyms : campy
Example Sentence
  • they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect
  • campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for camp

a camp is a place where people with common ideas and interests stay.
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