Definitions of camp

  1. To encamp; lodge temporarily.
  2. To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers.
  3. To pitch or prepare a camp; to encamp; to lodge in a camp; - often with out.
  4. To live temporarily in tents; often with out.
  5. To encamp or pitch tents.
  6. To pitchtents; lodge in a camp.
  7. 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"
  8. give an artificially banal or sexual quality to
  9. To rest an army in the open country.
  10. To encamp.
  11. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; " wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
  12. a prison for forced laborers; " China has many work camps for political prisoners"
  13. something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; " the livingroom was pure camp"
  14. a group of people living together in a camp; " the whole camp laughed at his mistake"
  15. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc.
  16. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.
  17. A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp.
  18. The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc.
  19. An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England.
  20. To play the game called camp.
  21. A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; - called also burrow and pie.
  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. The ground on which an army pitch their tents: the tents of an army.
  24. Tents pitched for lodging soldiers or others.
  25. A group of tents, as for soldiers or hunters, or the place so occupied; a tent, cabin, etc.; the army; military life.
  26. 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.
  27. The ground occupied by an army at rest.
  28. 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"