HyperDic: camp

English > 12 senses of the word camp:
NOUNartifactcamp, encampment, cantonment, bivouactemporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
groupcampa group of people living together in a camp / camp / camp
artifactcamptemporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers
groupcamp, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, packan exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
artifactcampa penal institution (often for forced labor)
cognitioncampsomething that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality
artifactcamp, refugee campshelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
artifactcamp, summer campa site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months
VERBstativecamp, encamp, camp out, bivouac, tentlive in or as if in a tent
contactcamp, camp downestablish or set up a camp / camp / camp / camp
changecampgive an artificially banal or sexual quality to
ADJECTIVEallcamp, campyproviding sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities
camp > pronunciation
Soundskae'mp
Rhymesamp / AMP ... vamp: 17 rhymes with aemp...
English > camp: 12 senses > adjective 1
MeaningProviding sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities.
Examples
  • "they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect"
  • "campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's"
Synonymcampy
Broadertastelesslacking aesthetic or social taste
Catalanefeminat
English > camp: 12 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningtemporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers.
Example"wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
Synonymsencampment, cantonment, bivouac
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Narrowerboot campcamp for training military recruits
hutment(chiefly military) an encampment of huts
laager, lagerA camp defended by a circular formation of wagons
Broadermilitary quartersliving quarters for personnel on a military post
Spanishacantonamiento, campamento, campo, cantón, vivac, vivaque
Catalanacantonament
Verbscamplive in or as if in a tent
English > camp: 12 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA group of people living together in a camp / camp / camp.
Example"the whole camp laughed at his mistake"
Narrowerhobo camp, jungleA place where hoboes camp
Broadergathering, assemblageA group of persons together in one place
Spanishcampamento
Catalancampament, camp
English > camp: 12 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningtemporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers.
Example"level ground is best for parking and camp areas"
Narrowertennis campA camp where tennis is taught
trailer camp, trailer parkA camp where space for house trailers can be rented
Broaderhousing, lodging, living accommodationsstructures collectively in which people are housed
Spanishcampamento
Verbscamplive in or as if in a tent
English > camp: 12 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningAn exclusive circle of people with a common purpose.
Synonymsclique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack
NarrowerBloomsbury GroupAn inner circle of writers and artists and philosophers who lived in or around Bloomsbury early in the 20th century and were noted for their unconventional lifestyles
bohemiaA group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style
cabal, faction, junto, camarillaA clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
faction, sectA dissenting clique
galere, rogue's galleryA coterie of undesirable people
hard coreThe most dedicated and intensely loyal nucleus of a group or movement
kitchen cabinet, brain trustAn inner circle of unofficial advisors to the head of a government
loopAn inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)
mafia, maffiaAny tightly knit group of trusted associates / associates
military junta, juntaA group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power
Broaderset, circle, band, lotAn unofficial association of people or groups
Spanishcamarilla, cenáculo, clica, pandilla, peña
Catalancamarilla, camp, cercle íntim, colla, tim, trepa
English > camp: 12 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA penal institution (often for forced labor).
Example"China has many camps for political prisoners"
Narrowerconcentration camp, stockadeA penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined / confined (usually under harsh conditions)
labor camp, labour campA penal institution for political prisoners who are used as forced labor
prison camp, internment camp, prisoner of war camp, POW campA camp for prisoners of war
work camp, prison camp, prison farmA camp for trustworthy prisoners employed in government projects
Broaderpenal institution, penal facilityAn institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public
English > camp: 12 senses > noun 6, cognition
MeaningSomething that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality.
Example"the living room was pure camp"
Broadertriteness, stalenessunoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed
Adjectivescampyproviding sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities
Verbscampgive an artificially banal or sexual quality to
English > camp: 12 senses > noun 7, artifact
Meaningshelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs.
Synonymrefugee camp
Broadersheltertemporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
Catalancamp de refugiats
English > camp: 12 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months.
Example"city kids get to see the country at a summer camp"
Synonymsummer camp
Narrowerday campA camp providing care and activities for children during the daytime
Broadersite, land siteThe piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
Spanishcampamento de verano, campamento
Catalancampament d'estiu, campament
English > camp: 12 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningLive in or as if in a tent.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "Can we go camping again this summer?"
  • "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"
Synonymsencamp, camp out, bivouac, tent
Broaderpopulate, dwell, live, inhabitInhabit or live in
Spanishacampar, vivaquear
Catalanacampar, bivaquejar
Nounscamptemporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
camptemporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers
campersomeone living temporarily in a tent or lodge for recreation / recreation
campingthe act of encamping and living in tents in a camp / camp / camp
English > camp: 12 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningEstablish or set up a camp / camp / camp / camp.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymcamp down
Broaderpitch, set upErect and fasten
English > camp: 12 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningGive an artificially banal or sexual quality to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Nounscampsomething that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality

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