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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"
temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
Example: "Wherever they went in the camp the soldiers were grumbling."
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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