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Definition of 'camp'

Noun

  1. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
       Synonyms: encampment cantonment bivouac
  2. a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"
  3. temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"
  4. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
       Synonyms: clique coterie ingroup inner circle pack
  5. a prison for forced laborers; "China has many work camps for political prisoners"
  6. something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; "the living room was pure camp"
  7. shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
       Synonyms: refugee camp
  8. 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

Verb

  1. 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
  2. establish or set up a camp
       Synonyms: camp down
  3. give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

Adjective

  1. 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"
       Synonyms: campy


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