camp·​ground | \ˈkamp-ˌgrau̇nd \

Definition of campground 

: the area or place (such as a field or grove) used for a camp, for camping, or for a camp meeting

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Synonyms for campground


bivouac, camp, campsite, encampment, hutment

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Examples of campground in a Sentence

at last the weary vacationers pulled into a campground for the night

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Ducey defends practice The Department of Real Estate issues licenses for real estate, cemetery and membership campground sales. Craig Harris, azcentral, "No meal money for traveling staff at Arizona Department of Real Estate," 2 July 2018 The van is packed with a tent, screen tent, sleeping bags, tubs of food and supplies and campground cooking gear. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Family's breakneck vacation is hitting every Wisconsin park and forest in one week," 26 June 2018 The men decided to travel with their backpacks in case the campground miraculously reopens by Tuesday. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Hikers headed to flood-closed Havasupai Falls scramble to make other plans," 13 July 2018 Spots in the campground sell out quickly every year. Washington Post, "Flooding forces 200 evacuations near Grand Canyon waterfalls," 12 July 2018 Make your campground shower a little less daunting with this new toiletry roll from the local co-op. Sara Kennedy, The Seattle Times, "7 fun additions for your camping kit," 2 July 2018 The Southern California campground where Tristan Beaudette was mysteriously killed is now closed indefinitely. CBS News, "Malibu park where father was killed while camping had 3 recent shooting incidents," 27 June 2018 Health officials recommend the following: Do not feed rodents in picnic or campground areas and never handle sick or dead rodents. Christina Lords, idahostatesman, "SW Idaho cat infected in problem area known for previous plague cases," 26 June 2018 In the high country of Yosemite, at 8,600 feet, Tuolumne Meadows campground opened last weekend. Tom Stienstra,, "Campers can still hit the jackpot in Yosemite," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of campground

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of campground was in 1805

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English Language Learners Definition of campground

: an area or place that is used for camping : a place where people can put up a tent or park a camper and that usually has toilets and showers for campers to use


camp·​ground | \ˈkamp-ˌgrau̇nd \

Kids Definition of campground

: an area used for a camp or for camping

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obstinately defiant of authority

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