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Meaning of camp by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. cyclic AMP


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Explanation of camp by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

    2. establish or set up a camp

    3. live in or as if in a tent

    4. Can we go camping again this summer?
      The houseguests had to camp in the living room
    1. providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially ( and vulgarly ) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities

    2. they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect
      campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's
    1. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

    2. wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
    3. temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers

    4. level ground is best for parking and camp areas
    5. a penal institution ( often for forced labor )

    6. China has many camps for political prisoners
    7. a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months

    8. city kids get to see the country at a summer camp
    9. shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs

    10. something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality

    11. the living room was pure camp
    12. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

    13. a group of people living together in a camp

    14. the whole camp laughed at his mistake

    Definition of camp by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Camp ( kămp ), n. [F. camp, It. campo, fr. L. campus plant, field; akin to Gr. κῆπος garden. Cf. Campaign, Champ, n.]
      1. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc. Shak.

      2. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.

      Forming a camp in the neighborhood of Boston. W. Irving.

      3. A single hut or shelter; as, “a hunter's camp”.

      4. The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc.

      The camp broke up with the confusion of a flight. Macaulay.

      5. ( Agric. ) A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; -- called also burrow and pie. [Prov. Eng.]

      6. [Cf. OE. & AS. camp contest, battle. See champion.] An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England. Halliwell.

      Camp bedstead, a light bedstead that can be folded up onto a small space for easy transportation. -- camp ceiling ( Arch. ), a kind ceiling often used in attics or garrets, in which the side walls are inclined inward at the top, following the slope of the rafters, to meet the plane surface of the upper ceiling. -- Camp chair, a light chair that can be folded up compactly for easy transportation; the seat and back are often made of strips or pieces of carpet. -- Camp fever, typhus fever. -- Camp follower, a civilian accompanying an army, as a sutler, servant, etc. -- Camp meeting, a religious gathering for open-air preaching, held in some retired spot, chiefly by Methodists. It usually last for several days, during which those present lodge in tents, temporary houses, or cottages. -- Camp stool, the same as camp chair, except that the stool has no back. -- Flying camp ( Mil. ), a camp or body of troops formed for rapid motion from one place to another. Farrow. -- To pitch camp, to set up the tents or huts of
      a camp. -- To strike camp, to take down the tents or huts of a camp.

    2. Camp ( kămp ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Camped ( kămt; 215 ); p. pr. & vb. n. Camping.] To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers.

      Had our great palace the capacity

      To camp this host, we all would sup together. Shak.

    3. Camp, v. i.
      1. To pitch or prepare a camp; to encamp; to lodge in a camp; -- often with out.

      They camped out at night, under the stars. W. Irving.

      2. [See Camp, n., 6] To play the game called camp. [Prov. Eng.] Tusser.