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camp 1

 (kămp)
n.
1.
a. A place where tents, huts, or other temporary shelters are set up, as by soldiers, nomads, or travelers.
b. A cabin or shelter or group of such buildings: gathered branches and grasses for a makeshift camp; had a fishing camp in Vermont.
c. The people using such shelters: a howl that awakened the whole camp.
2.
a. A place in the country that offers simple group accommodations and organized recreation or instruction, as for vacationing children: a girls' summer camp; a tennis camp.
b. Sports A place where athletes engage in intensive training, especially preseason training.
c. The people attending the programs at such a place.
3. A prison camp or concentration camp.
4. Military service; army life.
5. A group of people who think alike or share a cause; side: The council members disagreed, falling into liberal and conservative camps.
v. camped, camp·ing, camps
v.intr.
1. To make or set up a camp.
2. To live in or as if in a camp; settle: We camped in the apartment until the furniture arrived.
v.tr.
To shelter or lodge in a camp; encamp: They camped themselves by a river.

[Obsolete French, perhaps from Italian or Spanish campo, all from Latin campus, field.]

camp 2

 (kămp)
n.
Deliberate affectation or exaggeration of style, especially of popular or outdated style, for ironic or humorous effect: "Camp is popularity plus vulgarity plus innocence" (Indra Jahalani).
adj.
1. Showing or characterized by camp: played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect.
2. Given to or characterized by exaggerated, effeminate mannerisms.
v. camped, camp·ing, camps
v.intr.
1. To act in a histrionic or exaggerated manner.
2. To act in an exaggerated, effeminate manner.
v.tr.
To exaggerate or overdramatize: camped up the characters in the play.

[Origin unknown.]

camp′y adj.

camp

(kæmp)
n
1. a place where tents, cabins, or other temporary structures are erected for the use of military troops, for training soldiers, etc
2. (Military) the military life
3. tents, cabins, etc, used as temporary lodgings by a group of travellers, holiday-makers, Scouts, etc
4. the group of people living in such lodgings
5. South African a field or paddock fenced off as pasture
6. a group supporting a given doctrine or theory: the socialist camp.
7. (Agriculture) Austral a place where sheep or cattle gather to rest
8. (modifier) suitable for use in temporary quarters, on holiday, etc, esp by being portable and easy to set up: a camp bed; a camp chair.
vb
9. (often foll by: down) to establish or set up a camp
10. (often foll by: out) to live temporarily in or as if in a tent
11. (tr) to put in a camp
[C16: from Old French, ultimately from Latin campus field]
ˈcamping n

camp

(kæmp)
adj
1. effeminate; affected in mannerisms, dress, etc
2. homosexual
3. (Theatre) consciously artificial, exaggerated, vulgar, or mannered; self-parodying, esp when in dubious taste
vb
4. (tr) to perform or invest with a camp quality
5. camp it up
a. to seek to focus attention on oneself by making an ostentatious display, overacting, etc
b. to flaunt one's homosexuality
n
a camp quality, style, etc
[C20: of uncertain origin]

Camp

(kæmp)
n
(Biography) Walter (Chauncey). 1859–1925, US sportsman and administrator; he introduced new rules to American football, which distinguished it from rugby

camp1

(kæmp)

n.
1.
a. a place where an army or other group of persons is lodged in tents or other temporary shelters.
b. such tents or shelters collectively.
c. 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.
5.
a. a group of people favoring the same ideals, doctrines, etc.
b. 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.
v.i.
7. 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.
v.t.
11. to put or station (troops) in a camp; shelter.
[1520–30; < Middle French can, camp, orig. dial. (Normandy, Picardy) or < Old Provençal < Italian campo < Latin campus field]

camp2

(kæmp)

n.
1. something that provides amusement by virtue of its being contrived, overdone, or tasteless.
2. a person who adopts a teasing, theatrical manner.
v.i.
3. Also, camp it up. to speak or behave in a coquettishly playful or extravagantly theatrical manner.
adj.
4. campy.
[1905–10]

Camp

(kæmp)

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

Camp

 Examples: camp of allegations, 1871; of arguments; of facts, 1566; of ideas, 1885; of lumbermen; of nomads; of potatoes [‘a heap’], 1700; of surveyors; of troops; of turnips [‘a heap’].

camp


Past participle: camped
Gerund: camping

Imperative
camp
camp
Present
I camp
you camp
he/she/it camps
we camp
you camp
they camp
Preterite
I camped
you camped
he/she/it camped
we camped
you camped
they camped
Present Continuous
I am camping
you are camping
he/she/it is camping
we are camping
you are camping
they are camping
Present Perfect
I have camped
you have camped
he/she/it has camped
we have camped
you have camped
they have camped
Past Continuous
I was camping
you were camping
he/she/it was camping
we were camping
you were camping
they were camping
Past Perfect
I had camped
you had camped
he/she/it had camped
we had camped
you had camped
they had camped
Future
I will camp
you will camp
he/she/it will camp
we will camp
you will camp
they will camp
Future Perfect
I will have camped
you will have camped
he/she/it will have camped
we will have camped
you will have camped
they will have camped
Future Continuous
I will be camping
you will be camping
he/she/it will be camping
we will be camping
you will be camping
they will be camping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been camping
you have been camping
he/she/it has been camping
we have been camping
you have been camping
they have been camping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been camping
you will have been camping
he/she/it will have been camping
we will have been camping
you will have been camping
they will have been camping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been camping
you had been camping
he/she/it had been camping
we had been camping
you had been camping
they had been camping
Conditional
I would camp
you would camp
he/she/it would camp
we would camp
you would camp
they would camp
Past Conditional
I would have camped
you would have camped
he/she/it would have camped
we would have camped
you would have camped
they would have camped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.camp - temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldierscamp - temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
boot camp - camp for training military recruits
hutment - an encampment of huts (chiefly military)
laager, lager - a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons
military quarters - living quarters for personnel on a military post
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.camp - a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
hobo camp, jungle - a place where hoboes camp
3.camp - temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"
housing, living accommodations, lodging - structures collectively in which people are housed
tennis camp - a camp where tennis is taught
trailer camp, trailer park - a camp where space for house trailers can be rented; utilities are generally provided
4.camp - an exclusive circle of people with a common purposecamp - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
band, circle, lot, set - an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
Bloomsbury Group - an inner circle of writers and artists and philosophers who lived in or around Bloomsbury early in the 20th century and were noted for their unconventional lifestyles
bohemia - a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style
brain trust, kitchen cabinet - an inner circle of unofficial advisors to the head of a government
loop - an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan); "he's no longer in the loop"
cabal, camarilla, faction, junto - a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
junta, military junta - a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power
maffia, mafia - any tightly knit group of trusted associates
faction, sect - a dissenting clique
galere, rogue's gallery - a coterie of undesirable people
hard core - the most dedicated and intensely loyal nucleus of a group or movement
5.camp - a penal institution (often for forced labor); "China has many camps for political prisoners"
concentration camp, stockade - a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
labor camp, labour camp - a penal institution for political prisoners who are used as forced labor
penal facility, penal institution - an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public
internment camp, POW camp, prison camp, prisoner of war camp - a camp for prisoners of war
prison farm, work camp, prison camp - a camp for trustworthy prisoners employed in government projects
6.camp - something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; "the living room was pure camp"
staleness, triteness - unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed
7.camp - shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefscamp - shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
shelter - temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
8.camp - a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer monthscamp - 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"
day camp - a camp providing care and activities for children during the daytime
land site, site - the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); "a good site for the school"
Verb1.camp - live in or as if in a tentcamp - 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"
inhabit, live, populate, dwell - inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"
2.camp - establish or set up a camp
pitch, set up - erect and fasten; "pitch a tent"
3.camp - give an artificially banal or sexual quality to
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Adj.1.camp - 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"
tasteless - lacking aesthetic or social taste

camp

1
noun
1. camp site, tents, encampment, bivouac, camping ground, cantonment (Military) The camp was in a densely-forested area.
2. faction, group, set, party, division, section, sector, minority, gang, lobby, bloc, contingent, pressure group, junta, clique, coterie, schism, splinter group The Republican camp is solidly in favour of capital punishment.
verb
1. pitch tents, set up camp, encamp, pitch camp We camped at the foot of Ben Nevis.

camp

2
adjective (Informal) affected, mannered, artificial, posturing, ostentatious, effeminate, campy (informal), camped up (informal), poncy (slang) Alan Rickman gives a wonderfully camp performance as Professor Snape.
Translations
حِزْبمُحَيَّممُخَيَّم، مَضْرِبُ خِياممُعَسْكَرمُعِسْكَلر، مُخَيَّم عَسْكَري
kempkempovattábortábořiště
lejrslå lejrcampere
leirileiriytyä
campcamperfolitudefollitudecampement
kampkampirati
kempingeziktáboroz
búîirherbúîirtjalda, liggja úti
キャンプキャンプする
야영지야영하다
grupuotėįsikurti stovyklojestovyklastovyklautistovyklautojas
dzīvot nometnēgrupējumsnometnetelšu pilsē- tiņa
tábortáborisko
kamptabortaboriti
lägertälta
ไปค่ายค่าย
kampkamp yapmakkampa gitmekordugâhtopluluk
cắm trạitrại

camp

1 [kæmp]
A. N
1. (= collection of tents) → campamento m; (= organized site) → camping m
to make or pitch campponer or montar el campamento, acampar
to break or strike camplevantar el campamento
2. (Pol etc) → bando m, facción f
to have a foot in both campstener intereses en ambos bandos
B. VI
1. (in tent) → acampar
to go campingir de camping
2. (= stay) → alojarse temporalmente
C. CPD camp bed Ncama f de campaña, cama f plegable, catre m (LAm)
camp chair Nsilla f plegable
camp follower N (= sympathizer) → simpatizante mf (Mil) (= prostitute) → prostituta f; (= civilian worker) → trabajador(a) m/f civil
camp site Ncamping m
camp stool Ntaburete m plegable
camp stove Nhornillo m de camping
camp out VI + ADVpasar la noche al aire libre
to camp out on the beachpasar la noche en la playa

camp

2 [kæmp]
A. ADJ
1. (= affected, theatrical) → amanerado, afectado
2. (= effeminate) → afeminado
to be as camp as a row of tentstener mucha pluma, ser mariquita perdido
B. N
1. (Theat) (also high camp) → amaneramiento m
2. (= effeminacy) → lo afeminado
C. VT to camp it upparodiarse a sí mismo

camp

[ˈkæmp]
n
[refugees] → camp m; [holiday-makers] → camp m
(= group) → camp m
adj [person, performance, style] → théâtral(e)
vicamper
to go camping → faire du camping
camp up
vt sep
to camp it up → forcer la dose

camp

:
camp bed
n (Brit) → Campingliege f
camp chair
nCampingstuhl m

camp

:
campfire
nLagerfeuer nt
camp follower
n
Marketender(in) m(f)
(fig)Anhänger(in) m(f), → Mitläufer(in) m(f) (pej)
campground
n (US) → Campingplatz m, → Zeltplatz m

camp

:
camp meeting
n (US Rel) → Campmeeting nt
camp site
camp stool
nCampinghocker m

camp

1
n
Lager nt; (Mil) → (Feld)lager nt; to be in campim Lager leben or sein; (Mil) → im Felde leben; to pitch campZelte or ein Lager aufschlagen; to strike or break campdie Zelte abbauen, das Lager or die Zelte abbrechen
(fig)Lager nt; to have a foot in both campsmit beiden Seiten zu tun haben; the socialist campdas sozialistische Lager
vizelten, kampieren; (Mil) → lagern; to go campingzelten (gehen)

camp

2
adj (= theatrical, stagey)übertrieben, extrem (inf); performancemanieriert, geschmäcklerisch; person’s appearanceaufgedonnert, aufgemotzt (inf); (= effeminate)tuntenhaft (inf); (= homosexual)schwul (inf); to be as camp as a row of tents (hum)mächtig schwul sein (inf)

camp

1 [kæmp]
1. n (gen) → accampamento, campo; (holiday camp) → campeggio (Pol) → campo, schieramento
2. vicampeggiare, accamparsi
to go camping → andare in campeggio
camp out vi + advaccamparsi, attendarsi, campeggiare

camp

2 [kæmp] adj (fam) (theatrical) → melodrammatico/a; (homosexual) → ostentatamente effeminato/a

camp

(kӕmp) noun
1. a piece of ground with tents pitched on it.
2. a collection of buildings, huts or tents in which people stay temporarily for a certain purpose. a holiday camp.
3. a military station, barracks etc.
4. a party or side. They belong to different political camps.
verb
(also go camping) to set up, and live in, a tent / tents. We camped on the beach; We go camping every year.
ˈcamper noun
1. a person who goes camping.
2. (especially American) a motor-caravan.
ˈcamping noun
camp bed (American cot)
a light folding bed (not only for camping). The visitor will have to sleep on a camp bed.
camp-fire noun
the fire on which campers cook, and round which they sit in the evening etc.
ˈcampsite noun
a piece of land on which tents may be pitched.

camp

مُعَسْكَر, يُخَيِّمُ kemp, kempovat lejr, slå lejr Lager, zelten κατασκηνώνω, κατασκήνωση acampar, campamento leiri, leiriytyä camp, camper kamp, kampirati accamparsi, campeggio キャンプ, キャンプする 야영지, 야영하다 kamp, kamperen campe, leir obóz, obozować acampamento, acampar лагерь, разбивать лагерь läger, tälta ไปค่าย, ค่าย kamp, kamp yapmak cắm trại, trại 扎营, 露营地
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It was a cheerful, hopeful letter, full of lively descriptions of camp life, marches, and military news, and only at the end did the writer's heart over-flow with fatherly love and longing for the little girls at home.
The plan, therefore, was to travel by canoes during the less heated parts of the day, and tie up at night, making camp on shore in the net- protected tents.
Peter sold off everything, and left the country--went to be cook in a railway construction camp where gangs of Russians were employed.
The profound and treacherous night with its silence and semblance of peace settled upon the camp.
After the first surprise of the intelligence had a little abated, a rumor was spread through the entrenched camp, which stretched along the margin of the Hudson, forming a chain of outworks to the body of the fort itself, that a chosen detachment of fifteen hundred men was to depart, with the dawn, for William Henry, the post at the northern extremity of the portage.
About this time my brother, Squire Boon, with another adventurer, who came to explore the country shortly after us, was wandering through the forest, determined to find me, if possible, and accidentally found our camp.
Behind and above him came Korak, whom the noise in the camp had awakened.
If you are careful of your men, and camp on hard ground, the army will be free from disease of every kind, and this will spell victory.
LEAVING CAPTAIN BONNEVILLE and his band ensconced within their fortified camp in the Green River valley, we shall step back and accompany a party of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company in its progress, with supplies from St.
Hunt arranged the party into small and convenient messes, distributing among them the camp kettles.
There was but one thing to do, make camp where they were until daylight.
Our only hope lies in traveling northward as rapidly as we may, of coming to the camp of the raiders before the knowledge of Achmet Zek's death reaches those who were left there, and of obtaining, through some ruse, an escort toward the north.