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    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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