camp

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When you camp, you set up a temporary place to sleep outdoors, often in a tent. Many people like to camp in a beautiful spot, like the mountains or beside a lake.

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The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc.

Noun
temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"

Noun
temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"

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a prison for forced laborers; "China has many work camps for political prisoners"

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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"

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shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs

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Noun
something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; "the livingroom was pure camp"

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an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

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a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"

Verb
give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

Verb
establish or set up a camp

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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"

Adjective S.
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"


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The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc.

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

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

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

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A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; -- called also burrow and pie.

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An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England.

v. t.
To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers.

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

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To play the game called camp.


Camp

Camp , n. [F. camp, It. campo, fr. L. campus plant, fleld; akin to Gr. garden. Cf. Campaing, Champ, n.] 1. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc. Shzk. 2. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.
Forming a camp in the neighborhood of Boston.
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.
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, chiefty by Methodists. It usualy 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 (a) camp, to set up the tents or huts of a camp. -- To strike camp, to take down the tents or huts of a camp.

Camp

Camp , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Camped ; 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.

Camp

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

The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc.

To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers.

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Usage Examples

When I was seventeen, I worked as a counsellor at a co-ed sleep-away camp for eight weeks. I loved it but it could be harrowing - it was far too much responsibility for someone my age.

When I was in high school, my friends and I would drive out into the country to abandoned houses and structures... haha... to ghost hunt. We would scare each other so bad! We would sometimes camp out by the abandoned buildings just to scare ourselves! Such good times. The adrenaline of real fear is so cool!

I have mostly been terrified of listening to scary stories around a campfire. We camp a lot as a family, and at night my dad would try and tell us scary stories. This made eating s'mores difficult. The story would start with something like... 'and the old man who lived in these woods...' I would then run back into the camper terrified.

War is something Arafat sends others to do for him. That is, the poor souls who believe in him. This pompous incompetent caused the failure of the Camp David negotiations, Clinton's mediation.

It's a new day for the Democrats when it comes to matters of faith, and the younger Evangelicals are aware of this and many of them are moving into the Democratic camp.

I saw 28 Days. I don't remember rehab being like a day camp or being that funny. Rehab is a dumping ground. It's a big landfill.

Frontiersmen good and bad, gunmen as well as inspired prophets of the future, have been my camp companions. Thus, I know the country of which I am about to write as few men now living have known it.

People in my family and camp who grew up listening to rap music love 'We Are Young.' I've heard it play at weddings. I've heard it in graduation parties. It's a big idea and big song.

The rite of passage of learning to build a fire that will burn all night with one match is not an insignificant one in my husband's family, and I grew up camping and backpacking. I love to camp.

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Other Usage Examples

When I was a child, I was unable to go to any type of sleepaway summer camp because of health issues. Once I learned about the Lopez Foundation, I knew I wanted to get involved, send kids with kidney disease away to camp so they can still experience overnight camp with medical needs at hand.

You were up at 5 o'clock in the morning, and then you'd ride in a caravan, because we didn't have big movie trucks or trailers that is the hardware of a movie camp.

I shall begin my march for Camp tomorrow morning. It was not in my power to move until I could procure shoes for the troops almost barefoot.

On balance, my life has been a constant stream of blessings rather than disappointments and failures and tragedies. I wish I had been re-elected. I think I could have kept our country at peace. I think I could have consolidated what we achieved at Camp David with a treaty between Israel and the Palestinians.

We belong to the camp of peace. We believe in peace. We believe that our one God wishes us to live in peace and wishes peace upon us, for these are His teachings to all the followers of the three great monotheistic religions, the Children of Abraham.

I admire the Elsie Tanners and Barbara Windsors of the world: people who have crawled back from the abyss. I'm quite camp in that respect.

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.

I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are.

People like to make fun of the fans who camp out but people have renaissance fairs people do Civil War re-enactments people do what they like. I'm tired of hearing people rage on the fans. If you don't like 'Twilight,' don't buy a ticket.

My mother lived in Holland, and during World War II was incarcerated in a Japanese camp for three years.

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