camp·site | \ ˈkamp-ˌsīt \

Definition of campsite 

: a place suitable for or used as the site of a camp

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Examples of campsite in a Sentence

The campsite includes a picnic table and a grill for cooking. the campsite at least offers shower and bathroom facilities

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Four years later, Phillips said her family continues to set up their campsite in the same spot, a space on the grass next to Lake Michigan large enough to fit six or seven tents and tables for food that Phillips prepares ahead of time. Samantha West, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Many camp out before lakefront fireworks every year. But it's not all about the fireworks.," 3 July 2018 But last year they were asked to leave their campsite when the state government shut down. Nick Corasaniti, New York Times, "Last-Minute Budget Deal Averts Shutdown in New Jersey," 30 June 2018 Pirtle-Birgil-Holmon and her family were among hundreds of families to claim a campsite in Veterans Park far before Milwaukee's Tuesday night fireworks. Samantha West, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Many camp out before lakefront fireworks every year. But it's not all about the fireworks.," 3 July 2018 At a campsite along the banks of Lake Lanier in northern Georgia, Hawley seasons four ribeye steaks with salt and pepper and arranges them on the grill. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "Joe Hawley retired from NFL. Then he moved into van and hit road in search of new path," 11 May 2018 Behold, the top ways to book a campsite this summer. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 7 best ways to find a campsite this summer," 26 Apr. 2018 Soak your feet, because there's still another mile of grinding downhill to the Upper Tapeats campsite. azcentral, "From climate to fry bread, 125 reasons to love Arizona," 15 May 2015 One man is dead after a fight for control of a gun at campsite on the Owyhee River, according to a Malheur County Sheriff's Office press release. Christina Lords, idahostatesman, "Man shot and killed after struggle over firearm at Owyhee River campsite," 10 July 2018 Graves walked away Sunday from his campsite following a fight with his girlfriend. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Oakland County man goes missing after Electric Forest music festival," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of campsite

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of campsite was in 1850

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English Language Learners Definition of campsite

: a place where people can put up a tent


camp·site | \ ˈkamp-ˌsīt \

Kids Definition of campsite

: a place used for camping This campsite has a picnic table and grill.

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