transit camp

noun

Definition of transit camp

chiefly British
:a place for refugees to stay for a short period of time

Word by Word Definitions

transit play
  1. : conveyance of persons or things from one place to another

  2. : usually local transportation especially of people by public conveyance

  3. : an act, process, or instance of passing through or over

  1. : to make a transit

  2. : to pass over or through

  3. : to cause to pass over or through

camp play
  1. : 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)

  2. : a group of tents, cabins, or huts

  3. : a settlement newly sprung up in a lumbering or mining region

  1. : to make camp or occupy a camp

  2. : to live temporarily in a camp or outdoors

  3. : to take up one's quarters : lodge

  1. : something so outrageously artificial, affected, inappropriate, or out-of-date as to be considered amusing

  2. : a style or mode of personal or creative expression that is absurdly exaggerated and often fuses elements of high and popular culture

  3. : exaggerated effeminate mannerisms (as of speech or gesture)

  1. : of, relating to, being, or displaying camp

  1. : to engage in camp : exhibit the qualities of camp


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up transit camp? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!