camp

phonetic symbol: / kǽmp / 

camp - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
e.g.)
・wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
bivouac , cantonment , encampment

[ noun ]
■ temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers
e.g.)
・level ground is best for parking and camp areas

[ noun ]
■ a penal institution (often for forced labor)
e.g.)
・China has many camps for political prisoners

[ noun ]
■ a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months
e.g.)
・city kids get to see the country at a summer camp
summer camp

[ noun ]
■ shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
refugee camp

[ noun ]
■ something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality
e.g.)
・the living room was pure camp

[ noun ]
■ an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
clique , coterie , ingroup , inner circle , pack

[ noun ]
■ a group of people living together in a camp
e.g.)
・the whole camp laughed at his mistake

[ verb ]
■ give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

[ verb ]
■ establish or set up a camp
camp down

[ verb ]
■ live in or as if in a tent
e.g.)
・Can we go camping again this summer?
・The houseguests had to camp in the living room
bivouac , camp out , encamp , tent

[ adjective satellite ]
■ providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities
e.g.)
・they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect
・campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's
campy

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