|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"
|8.||[ adjective ] 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"
|9.||[ verb ] give an artificially banal or sexual quality to|
|10.||[ verb ] establish or set up a camp|
|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|
|13.||[ noun ] (geography) a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months|
"city kids get to see the country at a summer camp"
|Related terms:||site day_camp|