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Definitions of camp

  1. To encamp; lodge temporarily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To pitch or prepare a camp; to encamp; to lodge in a camp; - often with out. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To live temporarily in tents; often with out. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To encamp or pitch tents. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To pitchtents; lodge in a camp. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. give an artificially banal or sexual quality to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To rest an army in the open country. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. To encamp. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a prison for forced laborers; "China has many work camps for political prisoners" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; "the livingroom was pure camp" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To play the game called camp. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; - called also burrow and pie. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. The ground on which an army pitch their tents: the tents of an army. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Tents pitched for lodging soldiers or others. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. A group of tents, as for soldiers or hunters, or the place so occupied; a tent, cabin, etc.; the army; military life. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. The ground occupied by an army at rest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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
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