Definitions for CAMPkæmp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a place where an army or other group of persons is lodged in tents or other temporary shelters. such tents or shelters collectively. the persons so sheltered.

  2. any temporary structure, as a tent or cabin, used on an outing or vacation.

  3. a group of troops, workers, etc., camping and moving together.

  4. army life.

    Category: Military

  5. a group of people favoring the same ideals, doctrines, etc. the position held by such a group.

  6. a place equipped with facilities for recreation, sports, and sometimes academic instruction, usu. for children during the summer. Compare day camp, summer camp.

  7. (v.i.)to establish or pitch a camp.

  8. to live temporarily in or as if in a camp:

    They camped out by the stream.

  9. to reside or lodge somewhere indoors temporarily or irregularly.

  10. to become ensconced.

  11. (v.t.)to put or station (troops) in a camp; shelter.

    Category: Military

Origin of camp:

1520–30; < MF can, camp, orig. dial. (Normandy, Picardy) or < OPr < It campo < L campus field


  1. something that provides amusement by virtue of its being contrived, overdone, or tasteless.

  2. a person who adopts a teasing, theatrical manner.

  3. (v.i.)Also, camp it up. to speak or behave in a coquettishly playful or extravagantly theatrical manner.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. (adj.)campy.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of camp:



  1. Walter Chauncey, 1859–1925, U.S. football coach and author.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. camp, encampment, cantonment, bivouac(noun)

    temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

    "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"

  2. camp(noun)

    a group of people living together in a camp

    "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"

  3. camp(noun)

    temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers

    "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"

  4. clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, camp(noun)

    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

  5. camp(noun)

    a penal institution (often for forced labor)

    "China has many camps for political prisoners"

  6. camp(noun)

    something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality

    "the living room was pure camp"

  7. camp, refugee camp(noun)

    shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs

  8. camp, summer camp(adj)

    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"

  9. camp, campy(verb)

    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. camp, encamp, camp out, bivouac, tent(verb)

    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"

  11. camp, camp down(verb)

    establish or set up a camp

  12. camp(verb)

    give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. camp(noun)æmp

    a place where young people go to do activities during the vacation

    She's going to camp this summer.; a sports/music camp

  2. campæmp

    a government operated place where people live temporarily because of war, disaster, etc.

    a refugee/prison camp

  3. campæmp

    a group of people who support a particular idea or person

    people in the Clinton camp

  4. campæmp

    to put up tents in order to stay overnight

    They set up camp in a clearing.

  5. camp(verb)æmp

    to live in a tent for a period

    They're camping in the mountains.


  1. camp(Noun)

    An outdoor place acting as temporary accommodation in tents or other temporary structures.

  2. camp(Noun)

    An organised event, often taking place in tents or temporary accommodation.

  3. camp(Noun)

    A base of a military group, not necessarily temporary.

  4. camp(Noun)

    A group of people with the same ideals or political leanings, strongly supported.

  5. camp(Noun)

    An affected, exaggerated or intentionally tasteless style.

  6. camp(Noun)


  7. camp(Noun)

    A summer camp.

  8. camp(Verb)

    To live in a tent or similar temporary accommodation.

    We're planning to camp in the field until Sunday.

  9. camp(Verb)

    To set up a camp.

  10. camp(Verb)

    To stay in an advantageous location in a video game, such as next to a power-up's spawning point or in order to guard an area.

  11. camp(Adjective)

    Theatrical; making exaggerated gestures.

  12. camp(Adjective)

    Ostentatiously effeminate.

  13. camp(Adjective)

    Intentionally tasteless or vulgar, self-parodying.

  14. Camp(ProperNoun)


  15. Origin: From campus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Camp(noun)

    the ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc

  2. Camp(noun)

    a collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner

  3. Camp(noun)

    a single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp

  4. Camp(noun)

    the company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc

  5. Camp(noun)

    a mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; -- called also burrow and pie

  6. Camp(noun)

    an ancient game of football, played in some parts of England

  7. Camp(verb)

    to afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers

  8. Camp(verb)

    to pitch or prepare a camp; to encamp; to lodge in a camp; -- often with out

  9. Camp(noun)

    to play the game called camp


  1. Camp

    Camp is an aesthetic sensibility that regards something as appealing or humorous because of its ridiculousness to the viewer. The concept is related to kitsch, and things with camp appeal may also be described as being "cheesy." When the usage appeared, in 1909, it denoted: ostentatious, exaggerated, affected, theatrical, and effeminate behaviour, and, by the middle of the 1970s, the definition comprised: banality, artifice, mediocrity, and ostentation so extreme as to have perversely sophisticated appeal. American writer Susan Sontag's essay Notes on "Camp" emphasised its key elements as: artifice, frivolity, naïve middle-class pretentiousness, and ‘shocking’ excess. Camp as an aesthetic has been popular from the 1960s to the present. Camp aesthetics were popularised by filmmakers George and Mike Kuchar, Andy Warhol, and John Waters, including the latter's Pink Flamingos, Hairspray and Polyester. Celebrities that are associated with camp personas include drag queens and performers such as Dame Edna Everage, Divine, RuPaul, Liberace and Psy. Camp was a part of the anti-academic defense of popular culture in the 1960s and gained popularity in the 1980s with the widespread adoption of postmodern views on art and culture.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAMP' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3191

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAMP' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3467

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAMP' in Nouns Frequency: #1056

Anagrams of CAMP


  2. CAPM

  3. CPAM

Translations for CAMP

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a piece of ground with tents pitched on it.

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