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ˈkæm əlcamel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. camelnoun

    cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions

Wiktionary

  1. camelnoun

    A beast of burden, much used in desert areas, of the genus camelus.

  2. camelnoun

    A light brownish color, tan.

  3. camelnoun

    Loaded vessels lashed tightly, one on each side of a another vessel, and then emptied to reduce the draught of the ship in the middle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Camelnoun

    a large ruminant used in Asia and Africa for carrying burdens and for riding. The camel is remarkable for its ability to go a long time without drinking. Its hoofs are small, and situated at the extremities of the toes, and the weight of the animal rests on the callous. The dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) has one bunch on the back, while the Bactrian camel (C. Bactrianus) has two. The llama, alpaca, and vicu–a, of South America, belong to a related genus (Auchenia).

  2. Camelnoun

    a water-tight structure (as a large box or boxes) used to assist a vessel in passing over a shoal or bar or in navigating shallow water. By admitting water, the camel or camels may be sunk and attached beneath or at the sides of a vessel, and when the water is pumped out the vessel is lifted

  3. Etymology: [OE. camel, chamel, OF. camel, chamel, F. chameau L. camelus, fr. Gr. ka`mhlos; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. gml, Ar. jamal. Cf. As. camel, fr. L. camelus.]

Freebase

  1. Camel

    A camel is an even-toed ungulate within the genus Camelus, bearing distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back. The two surviving species of camel are the dromedary, or one-humped camel, which is native to the Middle East and the Horn of Africa; and the Bactrian, or two-humped camel, which inhabits Central Asia. Both species have been domesticated; they provide milk, meat, hair for textiles or goods such as felted pouches, and are working animals.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Camel

    kam′el, n. an animal of Asia and Africa with one or two humps on its back, used as a beast of burden and for riding.—adj. Cam′el-backed, hump-backed.—ns. Cam′eleer, one who drives or rides a camel; Cam′eline, camlet.—adj. Cam′elish, like a camel, obstinate.—n. Cam′elry, troops mounted on camels.—Camel's hair, the hair of the camel: the hair of the squirrel's tail used for paint-brushes; Camel's thorn, a shrub of the bean family which camels eat greedily. [L. camelus—Gr. kamēlos—Heb. gāmāl.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. camel

    See Pack and Draught Animals.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of camel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of camel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of camel in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Tammam Salam:

    The trash is the straw that broke the camel's back, but the story is much bigger than this straw. It is the story of the political garbage in the country.

  2. Justice Clarence Thomas:

    At some point there's the straw that breaks the camel's back.

  3. Teachers Interim President Ivy Bailey:

    Working without pay is the straw that breaks the camel’s back, teachers have mortgage payments, utility bills, grocery bills. Being paid for their work is n’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.

  4. Dawn Zimmerman:

    In some parts of Kenya, we have been teaching people to plug holes in their roofs to prevent bats from entering or teaching them to boil camel's milk before drinking it to kill off the pathogens.

  5. Scott Galloway:

    Universities have backed themselves into a corner, we have raised tuition on average 2 1/2 - fold over the last 20 years. I think Covid-19 was just the straw that broke the camel's back, where families across America are saying,' Enough already. We're not going to pay $ 58,000 for Zoom classes.'.

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