Tents in a re-enactment of a Revolutionary War soldiers camp.
- An example of a camp is your tent while at the Burning Man festival.
- An example of a camp is where the military live while in training.
The definition of a camp is where people live for a short period of time.
- a place where tents, huts, barracks, or other more or less temporary structures have been put up, as for soldiers in training or in bivouac
- military life
- a group of people who support or advance a common opinion, cause, etc.
- the position taken by such a group
- a tent, cabin, etc., or a group of these, used for temporary lodging, as by hunters or fishermen
- a place in the country for vacationers, esp. children, with outdoor recreation, often organized and supervised
- the people living in a camp
Origin of camporig., homosexual jargonSlang
- banality, mediocrity, artifice, ostentation, etc. so extreme as to amuse or have a perversely sophisticated appeal
- exaggerated effeminate mannerisms, usually affected for amusement
Origin of campFrench ; from Old ProvenÃ§al ; from Classical Latin campus, a field: see campus
Slang characterized by camp ()
- to set up a camp; encamp
- to live or stay in or as if in a camp: often with out
- to put into a camp
- to provide with accommodations
to dismantle a camp; pack up camping equipment and go away
camp it up⌂
Slang to behave in a camp way
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- a. A place where tents, huts, or other temporary shelters are set up, as by soldiers, nomads, or travelers.b. A cabin or shelter or group of such buildings: gathered branches and grasses for a makeshift camp; had a fishing camp in Vermont.c. The people using such shelters: a howl that awakened the whole camp.
- a. A place in the country that offers simple group accommodations and organized recreation or instruction, as for vacationing children: a girls' summer camp; a tennis camp.b. Sports A place where athletes engage in intensive training, especially preseason training.c. The people attending the programs at such a place.
- A prison camp or concentration camp.
- Military service; army life.
- A group of people who think alike or share a cause; side: The council members disagreed, falling into liberal and conservative camps.
verbcamped, camp·ing, camps
- To make or set up a camp.
- To live in or as if in a camp; settle: We camped in the apartment until the furniture arrived.
To shelter or lodge in a camp; encamp: They camped themselves by a river.
Origin of campObsolete French, perhaps from Italian or Spanish campo, all from Latin campus, field.
Deliberate affectation or exaggeration of style, especially of popular or outdated style, for ironic or humorous effect: “Camp is popularity plus vulgarity plus innocence” (Indra Jahalani).
- Showing or characterized by camp: played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect.
- Given to or characterized by exaggerated, effeminate mannerisms.
verbcamped, camp·ing, camps
- To act in a histrionic or exaggerated manner.
- To act in an exaggerated, effeminate manner.
To exaggerate or overdramatize: camped up the characters in the play.
Origin of campOrigin unknown.
- Central Atlantic magmatic province