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  1. camp
    IPA[kamp]
  2. noun

    • 1. a place with temporary accommodations of huts, tents, or other structures, typically used by soldiers, refugees, prisoners, or travelers:

      the enemy camp a detention camp the shot woke the whole camp
      Synonym : bivouac, encampment, cantonment, barracks, base, campsite, camping ground, tents, laager
    • 2. a recreational institution providing facilities for outdoor activities, sports, crafts, and other special interests and typically featuring rustic overnight accommodations:

      a summer camp for children drama camp
    • 3. temporary overnight lodging out of doors, typically in tents:

      we pitched camp at a fine spot we made camp at a bend in the creek
    • 4. a facility at which athletes train during the off-season:

      football tryout camps
    • 5. the supporters of a particular party or doctrine regarded collectively:

      his views were firmly rooted in the conservative camp

    verb

    • 1. live for a time in a camp, tent, or camper, as when on vacation:

      parks in which you can camp or stay in a chalet
    • 2. lodge temporarily, especially in an inappropriate or uncomfortable place:

      we camped out for the night in a mission schoolroom
    • 3. remain persistently in one place:

      the press will be camping on your doorstep once they get onto this story
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: camp, plural noun: camps

    • adjective

      deliberately exaggerated and theatrical in style, typically for humorous effect:

      (of a man or his manner) ostentatiously and extravagantly effeminate:

    • noun

      deliberately exaggerated and theatrical behavior or style:
    • verb

      (of a man) behave in an ostentatiously effeminate way:
    • noun

      a place with temporary accommodation of huts, tents, or other structures, typically used by soldiers, refugees, or travelling people.

      a complex of buildings for holiday accommodation, with recreational facilities.

    • verb

      live for a time in a tent, especially while on holiday:

      lodge temporarily, especially in an inappropriate or uncomfortable place:

    • adjective

      (of a man or his manner) ostentatiously and extravagantly effeminate:

      deliberately exaggerated and theatrical in style:

    • noun

      deliberately exaggerated and theatrical behaviour or style:
    • verb

      (of a man) behave in an ostentatiously effeminate way:
    • noun

      the activity of spending a vacation living in a camp, tent, or camper:
    • noun

      the activity of spending a holiday living in a tent:
    • noun

      a military training camp for new recruits, with strict discipline.

      a prison for youthful offenders, run on military lines.

    • noun

      a camp at which community work is done, especially by young volunteers.

      another term for labor camp

    • noun

      a civilian who works in or is attached to a military camp.

      a person who is nominally attached to a group but is not fully committed or does not make a substantial contribution to its activities:

    • the country retreat of the president, in the Catoctin Mountains (part of the Blue Ridge Mountains) in northeastern Maryland. President Carter hosted talks there between the leaders of Israel and Egypt which resulted in the Camp David agreements (1978) and the Egypt–Israel peace treaty of 1979.
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