1. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers;
- Example: "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
[syn: camp, encampment, cantonment, bivouac]
2. a group of people living together in a camp;
- Example: "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"
3. temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers;
- Example: "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"
4. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose;
[syn: clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, camp]
5. a penal institution (often for forced labor);
- Example: "China has many camps for political prisoners"
6. something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality;
- Example: "the living room was pure camp"
7. shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs;
[syn: camp, refugee camp]
8. 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"
[syn: camp, summer camp]
1. live in or as if in a tent;
- Example: "Can we go camping again this summer?"
- Example: "The circus tented near the town"
- Example: "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"
[syn: camp, encamp, camp out, bivouac, tent]
2. establish or set up a camp;
[syn: camp, camp down]
3. give an artificially banal or sexual quality to;
1. 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"
- Example: "campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's"
[syn: camp, campy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Camp \Camp\, v. i. 1. To pitch or prepare a camp; to encamp; to lodge in a camp; -- often with out. [1913 Webster] They camped out at night, under the stars. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. [See Camp, n., 6] To play the game called camp. [Prov. Eng.] --Tusser. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Camp \Camp\ (k[a^]mp), n. [F. camp, It. campo, fr. L. campus plant, field; akin to Gr. kh^pos garden. Cf. Campaign, Champ, n.] 1. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner. [1913 Webster] Forming a camp in the neighborhood of Boston. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 3. A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp. [1913 Webster] 4. The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc. [1913 Webster] The camp broke up with the confusion of a flight. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 5. (Agric.) A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; -- called also burrow and pie. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 6. [Cf. OE. & AS. camp contest, battle. See champion.] An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster] Camp bedstead, a light bedstead that can be folded up onto a small space for easy transportation. camp ceiling (Arch.), a kind ceiling often used in attics or garrets, in which the side walls are inclined inward at the top, following the slope of the rafters, to meet the plane surface of the upper ceiling. Camp chair, a light chair that can be folded up compactly for easy transportation; the seat and back are often made of strips or pieces of carpet. Camp fever, typhus fever. Camp follower, a civilian accompanying an army, as a sutler, servant, etc. Camp meeting, a religious gathering for open-air preaching, held in some retired spot, chiefly by Methodists. It usually last for several days, during which those present lodge in tents, temporary houses, or cottages. Camp stool, the same as camp chair, except that the stool has no back. Flying camp (Mil.), a camp or body of troops formed for rapid motion from one place to another. --Farrow. To pitch (a) camp, to set up the tents or huts of a camp. To strike camp, to take down the tents or huts of a camp. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Camp \Camp\ (k[a^]mp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Camped (k[a^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Camping.] To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers. [1913 Webster] Had our great palace the capacity To camp this host, we all would sup together. --Shak. [1913 Webster]V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
CAMP Cygwin Apache MySQL PHP (Cygwin, Apache, SQL, PHP)Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Camp During their journeys across the wilderness, the twelve tribes formed encampments at the different places where they halted (Ex. 16:13; Num. 2:3). The diagram here given shows the position of the different tribes and the form of the encampment during the wanderings, according to Num. 1:53; 2:2-31; 3:29, 35, 38; 10:13-28. The area of the camp would be in all about 3 square miles. After the Hebrews entered Palestine, the camps then spoken of were exclusively warlike (Josh. 11:5, 7; Judg. 5:19, 21; 7:1; 1 Sam. 29:1; 30:9, etc.).U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Camp, AR Zip code(s): 72520Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
247 Moby Thesaurus words for "camp": American Party, Anti-Monopoly Party, Babbittry, Bull Moose Party, Communist Party, Conservative Party, Constitutional Union Party, Democratic Party, Democratic-Republican Party, Farmer-Labor Party, Federalist Party, Free Soil Party, Greenback Party, Know-Nothing Party, Konzentrationslager, Labour Party, Lager, Liberal Party, Liberal Republican Party, Liberty Party, National Republican Party, Populist Party, Progressive Party, Prohibition Party, Republican Party, Socialist Labor Party, Socialist Party, Socialist Workers Party, Tammany Hall, Thalia, Tory Party, Whig Party, affected, anchor, arlequinade, artificial, artless, bad taste, barrack, barracks, billet at, bivouac, bivouacking, black comedy, body, bourgeois taste, box, breakaway group, broad comedy, burlesque, burletta, burrow, cabal, cabin, caboose, camarilla, camp out, campground, campiness, camping, campsite, campy, cantonment, casern, caucus, circle, city hall, clan, clique, colonize, come to anchor, comedie bouffe, comedie larmoyante, comedie rosse, comedietta, comedy, comedy ballet, comedy of humors, comedy of ideas, comedy of intrigue, comedy of manners, comedy of situation, comedy relief, comic, comic muse, comic opera, comic relief, concentration camp, cot, coterie, cottage, crash, dark comedy, detention camp, division, domestic comedy, domesticate, drive stakes, drop anchor, effeminate, encamp, encampment, ensconce, establish residence, ethnic group, exaggerate, exaggerated, exode, extravagant, faction, farce, farce comedy, farcical, flamboyant, flaunt, flounce, genteel comedy, go camping, group, ham, harlequinade, high camp, hive, hobo jungle, hut, impropriety, inappropriateness, inartistic, indecency, indecorousness, indecorum, indelicacy, inelegance, inelegancy, ingroup, inhabit, interest, interest group, keep house, kitsch, light, light comedy, lines, live at, locate, lodge, low camp, low comedy, machine, major party, mannered, maroon, mime, minor party, minority group, mob, moor, move, multiple party system, musical, musical comedy, nest, offshoot, one-party system, opera buffa, opposition party, ostentatious, outrageous, outre, park, party, party in power, people, perch, philistinism, pitch, pitch camp, political machine, political party, poor taste, pop, pop culture, populate, posture, prance, pressure group, raw comedy, realistic comedy, relocate, reside, ring, romantic comedy, roost, rough it, satyr play, sect, sentimental comedy, set, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down, settlement, shack, shanty, show off, showy, side, silent majority, sit down, situation comedy, slapstick, slapstick comedy, sleep out, splinter, splinter group, splinter party, squat, stand, stay at, strike root, strut, take residence at, take root, take up residence, tastelessness, tent, tented field, tenting, theatrical, third party, tragicomedy, tragicomic, two-party system, unaestheticism, unaestheticness, unbecomingness, unfittingness, unseemliness, unsuitability, unsuitableness, vocal minority, vulgar taste, vulgarism, vulgarity, vulgarness, wing