Meaning of 'camp'

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Meaning of ‘camp’

12 definitions found.



providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities

Example: "they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect"

Synonyms: campy


temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

Example: "Wherever they went in the camp the soldiers were grumbling."

Synonyms: encampment


temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers

Example: "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"


a penal institution, often for forced labor

Example: "North Korea has many camps for political prisoners."


a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months

Example: "city kids get to see the country at a summer camp"

Synonyms: summer camp


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

Synonyms: refugee camp


something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality

Example: "the living room was pure camp"


an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

Synonyms: pack clique coterie ingroup inner circle


a group of people living together in a camp

Example: "The whole camp laughed at their mistake."


to give an artificially banal or sexual quality to


to establish or set up a camp

Example: "We camped when we couldn't walk any further."

Synonyms: camp down


to live in or as if in a tent

Example: "Can we go camping again this summer?"

Synonyms: bivouac tent encamp camp out

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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