camp

noun (1), often attributive
\ ˈkamp \

Definition of camp 

(Entry 1 of 6)

1a : a place usually away from urban areas where tents or simple buildings (such as cabins) are erected for shelter or for temporary residence (as for laborers, prisoners, or vacationers) migrant labor camp

b : a group of tents, cabins, or huts fishing camps along the river

c : a settlement newly sprung up in a lumbering or mining region

d : a place usually in the country for recreation or instruction often during the summer goes to camp every July also : a program offering access to recreational or educational facilities for a limited period of time computer camp a resort offering boating and hiking camps

e : a preseason training session for athletes the star pitcher injured in camp this spring

2a : a body of persons encamped

b(1) : a group of persons especially : a group engaged in promoting or defending a theory, doctrine, position, or person

(2) : an ideological position

3 : military service or life

camp

verb (1)
camped; camping; camps

Definition of camp (Entry 2 of 6)

intransitive verb

1 : to make camp or occupy a camp

2 : to live temporarily in a camp or outdoors often used with out

3 : to take up one's quarters : lodge

4 : to take up one's position : settle down often used with out camp out in the library for the afternoon

transitive verb

: to put into a camp also : accommodate

camp

noun (2)

Definition of camp (Entry 3 of 6)

1a : something so outrageously artificial, affected, inappropriate, or out-of-date as to be considered amusing This version of the play is camp: outrageous in concept and wild in its execution with double entendres flying every which way.

b : a style or mode of personal or creative expression that is absurdly exaggerated and often fuses elements of high and popular culture a movie that celebrates camp

2 : exaggerated effeminate mannerisms (as of speech or gesture)

camp

adjective

Definition of camp (Entry 4 of 6)

: of, relating to, being, or displaying camp camp send-ups of the songs of the fifties and sixties —John Elsom

camp

verb (2)
camped; camping; camps

Definition of camp (Entry 5 of 6)

intransitive verb

: to engage in camp : exhibit the qualities of camp he … was camping, hands on hips, with a quick eye to notice every man who passed by —R. M. McAlmon

Camp

biographical name
\ ˈkamp \

Definition of Camp (Entry 6 of 6)

Walter Chauncey 1859–1925 American football coach

Other words from camp

Noun (2)

campily \ˈkam-pə-lē \ adverb
campiness \-pē-nəs \ noun
campy \ˈkam-pē \ adjective

First Known Use of camp

Noun (1)

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb (1)

1543, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun (2)

circa 1909, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Adjective

1909, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for camp

Noun (1)

Middle French, probably from Middle French dialect (Picard) or Old Occitan, from Latin campus plain, field

Verb (1)

see camp entry 1

Noun (2)

origin unknown

Adjective

see camp entry 3

Verb (2)

see camp entry 3

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The first known use of camp was in 1528

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More Definitions for camp

camp

noun
\ ˈkamp \

Kids Definition of camp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a place where temporary shelters are erected The hikers set up camp for the night.

2 : a place or program for recreation or instruction usually during the summer

camp

verb
camped; camping

Kids Definition of camp (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to make or occupy a camp The travelers camped under a large tree.

2 : to sleep outdoors usually in a tent We camped out overnight.

Medical Definition of cAMP 

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