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Meaning & Definition of Camp in English

English

Camp

/kæmp/

noun

1. Temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

  • "Wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
    synonym:
  • camp
  • ,
  • encampment
  • ,
  • cantonment
  • ,
  • bivouac

2. A group of people living together in a camp

  • "The whole camp laughed at his mistake"
    synonym:
  • camp

3. Temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers

  • "Level ground is best for parking and camp areas"
    synonym:
  • camp

4. An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

    synonym:
  • clique
  • ,
  • coterie
  • ,
  • ingroup
  • ,
  • inner circle
  • ,
  • pack
  • ,
  • camp

5. A penal institution (often for forced labor)

  • "China has many camps for political prisoners"
    synonym:
  • camp

6. Something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality

  • "The living room was pure camp"
    synonym:
  • camp

7. Shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs

    synonym:
  • camp
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • camp
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • camp
  • ,
  • encamp
  • ,
  • camp out
  • ,
  • bivouac
  • ,
  • tent

2. Establish or set up a camp

    synonym:
  • camp
  • ,
  • camp down

3. Give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

    synonym:
  • camp

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"
    synonym:
  • camp
  • ,
  • campy

Examples of using

They don't have enough room to camp.
Dadaab is a refugee camp in Kenya.