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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive), Adjective


Noun Camp has 8 senses

Verb Camp has 3 senses

Adjective Camp has 1 sense

  • camp(s = adj.all) campy - providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities; "they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect"; "campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's"


Campn. [F. camp, It. campo, fr. L. campus plant, field; akin to Gr. kh^pos garden. Cf. Campaign, Champ, n.].
  •  The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.  [1913 Webster]
    "Forming a camp in the neighborhood of Boston."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; -- called also burrow and pie.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.
Campv. t. 
     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.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Campv. i. 
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To play the game called camp.  Tusser.  [1913 Webster]


Camp, n. & v.
1 a a place where troops are lodged or trained. b the military life (court and camp).
2 temporary overnight lodging in tents etc. in the open.
3 a temporary accommodation of various kinds, usu. consisting of huts or tents, for detainees, homeless persons, and other emergency use. b a complex of buildings for holiday accommodation, usu. with extensive recreational facilities.
4 an ancient fortified site or its remains.
5 the adherents of a particular party or doctrine regarded collectively (the Labour camp was jubilant).
6 S.Afr. a portion of veld fenced off for pasture on farms.
7 Austral. & NZ an assembly place of sheep or cattle.
1 set up or spend time in a camp (in senses 1 and 2 of n.).
2 (often foll. by out) lodge in temporary quarters or in the open.
3 Austral. & NZ (of sheep or cattle) flock together esp. for rest.

camp-bed a folding portable bed of a kind used in camping. camp-fire an open-air fire in a camp etc. camp-follower
1 a civilian worker in a military camp.
2 a disciple or adherent. camp-site a place for camping.
camping n.
Camp, adj., n., & v. colloq.
1 affected, effeminate.
2 homosexual.
3 done in an exaggerated way for effect.
--n. a camp manner or style.
--v.intr. & tr. behave or do in a camp way.

camp it up overact; behave affectedly.
campy adj. (campier, campiest). campily adv. campiness n.
20th c.: orig. uncert.



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




N arena, field, platform, scene of action, theater, walk, course, hustings, stare, boards, amphitheater, Coliseum, Colosseum, Flavian amphitheater, hippodrome, circus, race course, corso, turf, cockpit, bear garden, playground, gymnasium, palestra, ring, lists, tiltyard, tilting ground, Campus Martins, Champ de Allars, campus, boxing ring, canvas, theater of war, seat of war, battle-field, battle-ground, field of battle, field of slaughter, Aceldama, camp, the enemy's camp, trusting place.


VB place, situate, locate, localize, make a place for, put, lay, set, seat, station, lodge, quarter, post, install, house, stow, establish, fix, pin, root, graft, plant, shelve, pitch, camp, lay down, deposit, reposit, cradle, moor, tether, picket, pack, tuck in, embed, imbed, vest, invest in, billet on, quarter upon, saddle with, load, lade, freight, pocket, put up, bag, inhabit, domesticate, colonize, take root, strike root, anchor, cast anchor, come to an anchor, sit down, settle down, settle, take up one's abode, take up one's quarters, plant oneself, establish oneself, locate oneself, squat, perch, hive, se nicher, bivouac, burrow, get a footing, encamp, pitch one's tent, put up at, put up one's horses at, keep house, endenizen, naturalize, adopt, put back, replace.


N abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, diggings, seat, lap, sojourn, housing, quarters, headquarters, resiance, tabernacle, throne, ark, home, fatherland, country, homestead, homestall, fireside, hearth, hearth stone, chimney corner, inglenook, ingle side, harem, seraglio, zenana, household gods, lares et penates, roof, household, housing, dulce domum, paternal domicile, native soil, native land, habitat, range, stamping ground, haunt, hangout, biosphere, environment, ecological niche, nest, nidus, snuggery, arbor, bower, lair, den, cave, hole, hiding place, cell, sanctum sanctorum, aerie, eyrie, eyry, rookery, hive, covert, resort, retreat, perch, roost, nidification, kala jagah, bivouac, camp, encampment, cantonment, castrametation, barrack, casemate, casern, tent, building, chamber, xenodochium, tenement, messuage, farm, farmhouse, grange, hacienda, toft, cot, cabin, hut, chalet, croft, shed, booth, stall, hovel, bothy, shanty, dugout, wigwam, pen, barn, bawn, kennel, sty, doghold, cote, coop, hutch, byre, cow house, cow shed, stable, dovecote, columbary, columbarium, shippen, igloo, iglu, jacal, lacustrine dwelling, lacuslake dwelling, lacuspile dwelling, log cabin, log house, shack, shebang, tepee, topek, house, mansion, place, villa, cottage, box, lodge, hermitage, rus in urbe, folly, rotunda, tower, chateau, castle, pavilion, hotel, court, manor-house, capital messuage, hall, palace, kiosk, bungalow, casa, country seat, apartment house, flat house, frame house, shingle house, tenement house, temple, hamlet, village, thorp, dorp, ham, kraal, borough, burgh, town, city, capital, metropolis, suburb, province, country, county town, county seat, courthouse, ghetto, street, place, terrace, parade, esplanade, alameda, board walk, embankment, road, row, lane, alley, court, quadrangle, quad, wynd, close, yard, passage, rents, buildings, mews, square, polygon, circus, crescent, mall, piazza, arcade, colonnade, peristyle, cloister, gardens, grove, residences, block of buildings, market place, place, plaza, anchorage, roadstead, roads, dock, basin, wharf, quay, port, harbor, quarter, parish, assembly room, meetinghouse, pump room, spa, watering place, inn, hostel, hostelry, hotel, tavern, caravansary, dak bungalow, khan, hospice, public house, pub, pot house, mug house, gin mill, gin palace, bar, bar room, barrel house, cabaret, chophouse, club, clubhouse, cookshop, dive, exchange, grill room, saloon, shebeen, coffee house, eating house, canteen, restaurant, buffet, cafe, estaminet, posada, almshouse, poorhouse, townhouse, garden, park, pleasure ground, plaisance, demesne, cage, terrarium, doghouse, pen, aviary, barn, stall, zoo, urban, metropolitan, suburban, provincial, rural, rustic, domestic, cosmopolitan, palatial, eigner Hert ist goldes Werth, even cities have their graves, ubi libertas ibi patria, home sweet home.

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