camp adj : 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" [syn: campy]
1 temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling" [syn: encampment, cantonment, bivouac]
2 a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"
3 temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"
4 an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose [syn: clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack]
5 a prison for forced laborers; "China has many work camps for political prisoners"
6 something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; "the livingroom was pure camp"
7 shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs [syn: refugee camp]
8 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" [syn: summer 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" [syn: encamp, camp out, bivouac, tent]
2 establish or set up a camp [syn: camp down]
3 give an artificially banal or sexual quality to
EtymologyVia Old French, ultimately from Latin campus.
- Rhymes: -æmp
- An outdoor place acting as temporary accommodation in tents or other temporary structures.
- An organised event, often taking place in tents or temporary accommodation.
- A base of a military group, not necessarily temporary.
- A group of people with the same ideals or political leanings, strongly supported.
- An affected, exaggerated or intentionally tasteless style.
- To live in a tent or
similar temporary accommodation.
- We're planning to camp in the field until Sunday.
- To stay in an advantageous location in a first-person
game, for example, next to a power-up or to guard an area.
- The easiest way to win on this map is to camp the double
- Go and camp the flag for the win.
- The easiest way to win on this map is to camp the double damage.
- To behave in a camp manner.
- Don't camp up your performance of Malvolio in Twelfth Night this time.
- (gay slang) To troll
for sexual partners.
- Looks like he's going to camp for some hot bois tonight.
- (gay slang) To chat up a guy in
the hopes of getting him into bed.
- You should camp that cute guy.
to live in a tent
to stay in advantageous location
to behave in a camp manner
to chat up
- an enclosed piece of land
Camp may refer to:
Outdoor accommodation and recreation
Gatherings of people
Areas of imprisonment or confinement
camp in German: Camp
camp in French: Camp
camp in Japanese: キャンプ (曖昧さ回避)
camp in Dutch: Camp
camp in Finnish: Camp (täsmennysivu)
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