transit camp


Definition of transit camp

chiefly British

  1. :  a place for refugees to stay for a short period of time

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  usually local transportation especially of people by public conveyance

    :  vehicles or a system engaged in such transportation

  1. :  to make a transit

    :  to pass over or through

    :  to cause to pass over or through

  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)

    :  a group of tents, cabins, or huts

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

  1. :  to make camp or occupy a camp

    :  to take up one's quarters :  lodge

    :  to put into a camp

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 :  something so outrageously artificial, affected, inappropriate, or out-of-date as to be considered amusing

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

    :  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

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