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. 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"
  6. something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; " the livingroom was pure camp"
  7. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
  8. a group of people living together in a camp; " the whole camp laughed at his mistake"
  9. 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"
  10. give an artificially banal or sexual quality to
  11. establish or set up a camp
  12. shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
  13. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc.
  14. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.
  15. A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp.
  16. The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc.
  17. An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England.
  18. To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers.
  19. To play the game called camp.
  20. A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; - called also burrow and pie.
  21. To pitch or prepare a camp; to encamp; to lodge in a camp; - often with out.
  22. 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.
  23. To live temporarily in tents; often with out.
  24. The ground on which an army pitch their tents: the tents of an army.
  25. To encamp or pitch tents.
  26. Tents pitched for lodging soldiers or others.
  27. To pitchtents; lodge in a camp.
  28. To encamp; lodge temporarily.
  29. A group of tents, as for soldiers or hunters, or the place so occupied; a tent, cabin, etc.; the army; military life.
  30. 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.
  31. To encamp.
  32. The ground occupied by an army at rest.
  33. To rest an army in the open country.

Antonyms for camp


Quotes of camp

  1. The snow continues with high winds we remain at this camp to day in consequence of the weather. – William Henry Ashley
  2. Over the tops of it, beginning to dusk under a young white moon, trailed a wavering ghost of smoke, and at the end of it I came upon the Pocket Hunter making a dry camp in the friendly scrub. – Mary Austin
  3. I explained I wanted to descend as quickly as possible to camp IV in order to warm myself and gather a supply of hot drink and oxygen in the event I might need to go back up the mountain to assist descending climbers. – Anatoli Boukreev
  4. When you see somebody who's got a complaining personality, it usually means that they had some vision of what things could be, and they're constantly disappointed by that. I think that would be the camp that I would fall into- constantly horrified by the things people do. – Daniel Clowes
  5. I had 500 kids at camp this past summer for example. We do nine weeks for kids and nine days for grown ups every summer. The adult camp is a lot of fun. – Wavy Gravy
  6. You know when I really realized like "wow" what a gift this is was when I sang at camp and a girl wrote me a letter and said the song that I sung kept her from committing suicide. – Charles King
  7. Kerri and I met at theatre camp when were 16 years old, which is pretty lame. The rest of us met when we founded the State at New York University in 1988. Most of our adult lives have been spent bickering with these people. – Thomas Lennon
  8. To illustrate to the Indians the advantages the white race had in the telephone I divided a body of warriors from Sitting Bull's camp into two parties and had them talk to each other over the telephone line. – Nelson A. Miles
  9. Then I wanted the character to be feminine as opposed to effeminate. Because it's easy to be camp or queen. Anyone can do that. What's difficult is to play feminine. – Cillian Murphy
  10. That was our first major tour and we got a chance to play in front of like 5000 people every day so it was like a Rock and Roll boot camp for us really, we learned a lot and made a lot of good friends. – Adam Rich
  11. The events of the day's march are now becoming so dreary and dispiriting that one longs to forget them when we camp it is an effort even to record them in a diary. – Robert Falcon Scott
  12. We all laughed. It was more like that whole thing that I was talking about earlier. You go to training camp and after the season is over, you might not see the guys for six months until you go back to training camp – Bubba Smith
  13. As we were leaving the Huron camp it was awkward filming. I think that the Huron watching us was there to create tension- maybe we wouldn't get out. Nothing complicated. – Madeleine Stowe
  14. We had not seen any natives for many days, but a few passed the camp on the opposite side of the river on the evening of the 25th. They would not, however, come to us; but fled into the interior in great apparent alarm. – Charles Sturt
  15. In preseason camp there are no friends. when newcomers arrive trying to take not only your job, but maybe your best friend's job, you work together to try to help each other. Everyone is an outsider until you're given a uniform. – Sue Wicks

Usage examples for camp

  1. I saw him hanging about the camp the day after. – Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner
  2. " I wish you'd go with me down to our camp first," said Max. – The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island by Lawrence J. Leslie
  3. 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
  4. They would have to camp – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  5. 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
  6. Why don't you come and camp out with me, too? – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  7. Just have all the fun you can in camp – The Curlytops on Star Island by Howard R. Garis
  8. 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
  9. Will you tell me where your camp is?" – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  10. But now we'll go back to camp – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock
  11. The camp was ashamed of him. – First Fam'lies of the Sierras by Joaquin Miller
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Cindy thought she saw such a man in camp – We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  15. Here we made our camp if camp it could be called. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. I am not afraid to go to that camp alone. – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. He had been left behind ill in rest camp – The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by F.L. Morrison
  20. We camp right here. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow

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