Camp meaning

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To act in a histrionic or exaggerated manner.
verb
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To exaggerate or overdramatize.

Camped up the characters in the play.

verb
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The definition of a camp is where people live for a short period of time.

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.

noun
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To make or set up a camp.
verb
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Given to or characterized by exaggerated, effeminate mannerisms.
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To act in an exaggerated, effeminate manner.
verb
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The people living in a camp.
noun
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To set up a camp; encamp.
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To live or stay in or as if in a camp.
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To live in or as if in a camp; settle.

We camped in the apartment until the furniture arrived.

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To shelter or lodge in a camp; encamp.

They camped themselves by a river.

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Showing or characterized by camp.

Played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect.

adjective
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A tent, cabin, etc., or a group of these, used for temporary lodging, as by hunters or fishermen.
noun
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To provide with accommodations.
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(person) 1859-1925; U.S. football authority and coach.
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Cyclic AMP.
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Central Atlantic magmatic province.
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A prison camp or concentration camp.
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Military service; army life.
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A group of people who think alike or share a cause; side.

The council members disagreed, falling into liberal and conservative camps.

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Deliberate affectation or exaggeration of style, especially of popular or outdated style, for ironic or humorous effect.
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A place in the country for vacationers, esp. children, with outdoor recreation, often organized and supervised.
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Characterized by camp.
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To put into a camp.
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break camp
  • to dismantle a camp; pack up camping equipment and go away
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camp it up
  • to behave in a camp way
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of camp

  • Obsolete French perhaps from Italian or Spanish campo all from Latin campus field

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition