Definitions for camp

Definitions for (noun) camp

Main entry: camp, cantonment, encampment, bivouac

Definition: temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

Usage: wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling

Main entry: camp

Definition: temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers

Usage: level ground is best for parking and camp areas

Main entry: camp

Definition: a penal institution (often for forced labor)

Usage: China has many camps for political prisoners

Main entry: camp, summer camp

Definition: a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months

Usage: city kids get to see the country at a summer camp

Main entry: refugee camp, camp

Definition: shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs

Main entry: camp

Definition: something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality

Usage: the living room was pure camp

Main entry: clique, camp, pack, coterie, ingroup, inner circle

Definition: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

Main entry: camp

Definition: a group of people living together in a camp

Usage: the whole camp laughed at his mistake

Definitions for (verb) camp

Main entry: camp

Definition: give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

Main entry: camp, camp down

Definition: establish or set up a camp

Main entry: bivouac, camp, camp out, tent, encamp

Definition: live in or as if in a tent

Usage: Can we go camping again this summer?; The circus tented near the town; The houseguests had to camp in the living room

Definitions for (adj) camp

Main entry: camp, campy

Definition: providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities

Usage: they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect; campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's

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