1. [ noun ] (military,housing) temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
Synonyms: bivouac cantonment encampment

"wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"

Related terms: military_quarters hutment laager boot_camp military
2. [ noun ] a group of people living together in a camp

"the whole camp laughed at his mistake"

Related terms: gathering hobo_camp
3. [ verb ] (housing) live in or as if in a tent
Synonyms: encamp camp_out tent bivouac

"Can we go camping again this summer?" "The circus tented near the town" "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"

Related terms: dwell camping camper
4. [ noun ] (housing) temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers

"level ground is best for parking and camp areas"

Related terms: housing trailer_camp tennis_camp
5. [ noun ] (law) a prison for forced laborers

"China has many work camps for political prisoners"

Related terms: prison work_camp prison_camp
6. [ noun ] an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
Synonyms: clique ingroup inner_circle pack coterie
Related terms: set cabal hard_core faction mafia bloomsbury_group galere kitchen_cabinet loop
7. [ noun ] something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality

"the livingroom was pure camp"

Related terms: triteness
8. [ adjective ] providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities
Synonyms: campy

"they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect" "campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's"

Related terms: tasteless
9. [ verb ] give an artificially banal or sexual quality to
Related terms: change
10. [ verb ] establish or set up a camp
Synonyms: camp_down
Related terms: pitch
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1067
12. [ noun ] (housing) shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
Synonyms: refugee_camp
Related terms: shelter
13. [ noun ] (geography) a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months
Synonyms: summer_camp

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

Related terms: site day_camp
Similar spelling:   campy