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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
camp (noun)
1.
a) a place usually away from urban areas where tents or simple buildings (as cabins) are erected for shelter or for temporary residence (as for laborers, prisoners, or vacationers) - migrant labor camp
b) a group of tents, cabins, or huts - fishing camps along the river
c) a settlement newly sprung up in a lumbering or mining region
d) a place usually in the country for recreation or instruction often during the summer - goes to camp every July , also a program offering access to recreational or educational facilities for a limited period of time - computer camp a resort offering boating and hiking camps
e) a preseason training session for athletes - the star pitcher injured in camp this spring
2.
a) a body of persons encamped
b) (1) a group of persons , especially a group engaged in promoting or defending a theory, doctrine, position, or person
(2) an ideological position
3.
military service or life
camp (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to make camp or occupy a camp
2.
to live temporarily in a camp or outdoors - often used with out
3.
to take up one's quarters - lodge
4.
transitive verb
to take up one's position settle down - often used with out camp out in the library for the afternoon to put into a camp , also - accommodate
camp (noun)
1.
exaggerated effeminate mannerisms exhibited especially by homosexuals
2.
a) something so outrageously artificial, affected, inappropriate, or out-of-date as to be considered amusing
b) a style or mode of personal or creative expression that is absurdly exaggerated and often fuses elements of high and popular culture - a movie that celebrates camp
camp (adjective)
of, relating to, being, or displaying camp - camp send-ups of the songs of the fifties and sixties John Elsom
camp (verb)
intransitive verb
to engage in camp exhibit the qualities of camp - he … was camping, hands on hips, with a quick eye to notice every man who passed by R. M. McAlmon
Camp (biographical name)
Walter Chauncey 1859–1925 Am. football coach
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
camp (noun)
1.
a place where a group of people live for a short time in tents or cabins
SYNONIMS:
bivouac, campground, campsite, encampment, hutment
RELATED WORDS:
canvas ( canvass), tentage; colony, plantation, settlement; Hooverville, jungle, shantytown; concentration camp, prison camp; barracks, cantonment, installation, laager [], leaguer, post
camp (noun)
2.
a small, simply constructed, and often temporary dwelling
SYNONIMS:
cabin, camp, hooch ( hootch), hovel, hut, hutch, hutment, shanty
RELATED WORDS:
lean-to, shed; cot, cottage, lodge; cabana; bungalow, chalet; hogan, wickiup, wigwam; tent
camp (noun)
3.
an often small house for recreational or seasonal use
SYNONIMS:
bach, cabin, camp, chalet, lodge
RELATED WORDS:
dacha, summerhouse; bungalow, cot; hut, shack, shanty
camp (verb)
to provide with living quarters or shelter
SYNONIMS:
accommodate, bestow, billet, bivouac, board, bunk, camp, chamber, domicile, encamp, harbor, lodge, put up, quarter, roof, room, shelter, take in
RELATED WORDS:
ensconce, home, roost, secure, shed, stable, tent; barrack; bed (down)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
eject, evict
camp (verb)
to live in a camp or the outdoors
SYNONIMS:
bivouac, encamp
RELATED WORDS:
sleep out, tent; bed (down); backpack, caravan
rough it
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