Definitions of camp

  1. live in or as if in a tent; " Can we go camping again this summer?"; " The circus tented near the town"; " The houseguests had to camp in the living room"
  2. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; " wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
  3. temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; " level ground is best for parking and camp areas"
  4. a prison for forced laborers; " China has many work camps for political prisoners"
  5. something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; " the livingroom was pure camp"
  6. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
  7. a group of people living together in a camp; " the whole camp laughed at his mistake"
  8. 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. give an artificially banal or sexual quality to
  10. establish or set up a camp
  11. shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
  12. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc.
  13. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.
  14. A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp.
  15. The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc.
  16. An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England.
  17. To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers.
  18. To play the game called camp.
  19. A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; - called also burrow and pie.
  20. To pitch or prepare a camp; to encamp; to lodge in a camp; - often with out.
  21. The ground occupied by an army, with tents, huts, etc.; a place where tents are put up for shelter; as, a flshing camp; those persons in an encampment.
  22. To live temporarily in tents; often with out.
  23. The ground on which an army pitch their tents: the tents of an army.
  24. To encamp or pitch tents.
  25. Tents pitched for lodging soldiers or others.
  26. To pitchtents; lodge in a camp.
  27. To encamp; lodge temporarily.
  28. A group of tents, as for soldiers or hunters, or the place so occupied; a tent, cabin, etc.; the army; military life.
  29. The ground on which an army or marching party pitches its tents; the collection of the tents; an army or body of troops camping; a heap of potatoes, turnips, & c., laid up for preservation through the winter.
  30. To encamp.
  31. The ground occupied by an army at rest.
  32. To rest an army in the open country.

Usage examples for camp

  1. I saw him hanging about the camp the day after. – Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner
  2. Yes, sir, replied the boy, quickly, I should have done just as you did, and I think I can see a good spot for our camp; anyhow it looks that way from here. – Camp Fires of the Wolf Patrol by Alan Douglas
  3. " I wish you'd go with me down to our camp first," said Max. – The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island by Lawrence J. Leslie
  4. Will you tell me where your camp is?" – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  5. The camp was ashamed of him. – First Fam'lies of the Sierras by Joaquin Miller
  6. I had arranged to catch the afternoon train to London, and then motor to the camp in time for duty. – "The Pomp of Yesterday" by Joseph Hocking
  7. Why don't you come and camp out with me, too? – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  8. But now we'll go back to camp. – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock
  9. It had been only five years before- that day in Angel's Camp- but how long ago and how far away it seemed to him now! – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  10. He must certainly go to the east, but he could not tell whether he was north or south of the camp. – Round the World in Seven Days by Herbert Strang
  11. We camp right here. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  12. Cindy thought she saw such a man in camp." – We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  13. He had been left behind ill in rest camp. – The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by F.L. Morrison
  14. Here we made our camp, if camp it could be called. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  15. The doctor is afraid of our getting it, so we are to return to the camp to- morrow. – My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915 by Monica M. Stanley
  16. That night Graham and Hilland talked and laughed over the whole affair as they sat by a camp- fire. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  17. They would have to camp. – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  18. Just have all the fun you can in camp. – The Curlytops on Star Island by Howard R. Garis
  19. I asked if he was going to camp and he replied, " Yes, come on." – The History of Company A, Second Illinois Cavalry by Samuel H. Fletcher