Definition of 'camp'
- temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
Synonyms: encampment cantonment bivouac
- a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"
- temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"
- an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
Synonyms: clique coterie ingroup inner circle pack
- a prison for forced laborers; "China has many work camps for political prisoners"
- something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; "the living room was pure camp"
- shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
Synonyms: refugee camp
- a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months; "city kids get to see the country at a summer camp"
Synonyms: summer camp
- live in or as if in a tent; "Can we go camping again this summer?"; "The circus tented near the town"; "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"
Synonyms: encamp camp out bivouac tent
- establish or set up a camp
Synonyms: camp down
- give an artificially banal or sexual quality to
- providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities; "they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect"; "campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's"