camp·​ground | \ ˈkamp-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce campground (audio) \

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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In a statement Friday, Disney World officials said weekend sporting events were being canceled and that guests who planned to stay next week at the resort’s campgrounds and cabins were being notified to plan for bad weather. Washington Post, "The Force is now with Disney World, but the weather isn’t," 30 Aug. 2019 Outdoor Adventures' campground and cabin rentals operate like timeshares, meaning customers must sign contracts to get involved with long-term rentals and memberships. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan campsite rental company accused of deception, lies, high-pressure sales," 12 Aug. 2019 About $400 million in property, including employee housing, lodging, campgrounds and a water treatment plant, was spared, said Theune, the parks spokesman. Brian Melley, The Denver Post, "U.S. West struggles to hit goals of fighting fire with fire," 12 Aug. 2019 Park officials said campgrounds and trails are are open, although some have suffered water and debris damage. Jeff Parrott, Anchorage Daily News, "Denali Park Road to reopen Friday morning after closing amid heavy rains and landslide danger," 9 Aug. 2019 Current closures near the wildfire area include Little Elden campground and hiking trails including a portion of the Arizona Trail. Aubrey Carpenter, azcentral, "Museum Fire near Flagstaff grows to 1K acres overnight," 22 July 2019 New Hampshire has a history of bears invading nearby apartment complexes, campgrounds and homes. Fox News, "Black bear photographed enjoying sunrise at New Hampshire hotel," 12 July 2019 The field on which the audience assembled to hear the music was far too small to contain such a large crowd all at once — so many simply remained in the sprawling campgrounds and found other sources of entertainment. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "Woodstock Had Some of the Most Legendary Performances in History. But Many Attendees Never Heard a Single Note," 1 Aug. 2019 People in the campground were asked to shelter in place starting Saturday morning. Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News, "About 100 campers stranded in Usal Creek fire along Mendocino Coast," 30 July 2019

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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

chiefly US : 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 How to pronounce campground (audio) \

Kids Definition of campground

: an area used for a camp or for camping

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to make a temporary encampment

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