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camp1

camp1

 
 
pronunciation:
kaemp
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an outdoor place where tents or temporary shelters are set up.
We set up our tent in a camp by the lake.
synonyms:
campground, campsite, encampment
similar words:
bivouac, cantonment, lodging, quarters
definition 2: one or a group of cabins, tents, or other rough shelters.
The refugee camp consists of hundreds of tents and wooden huts.
synonyms:
shelter
similar words:
barracks, cabin, cottage, lodge, tent
definition 3: a place or program that provides activities, and often overnight accommodations in a rustic setting, for children when they are on vacation from school.
Our son did a lot of outdoor sports and made some good friends while he was at camp last summer.
definition 4: the people in such cabins, tents, or shelters.
Howling wolves kept the whole camp awake last night.
synonyms:
campers
similar words:
cottagers, lodgers
definition 5: a group of persons united by a common idea or belief.
He's gone over to the Democratic camp.
synonyms:
party, sect
similar words:
circle, clan, clique, coterie, faction, group, in-group, set
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: camped, camping, camps
definition 1: to establish a temporary shelter or camp.
synonyms:
encamp
similar words:
backpack, bivouac
definition 2: to live in a camp (usu. fol. by out).
 
similar words:
rough it, tent
definition 3: to establish oneself securely in a place.
We camped on her doorstep until she decided to appear.
synonyms:
lodge
similar words:
anchor, moor, settle, stay
Word History
Camp is from campus, a Latin word that means "field where an army might stay."
Word Builder: camp +
  • camper:
    a person who camps.
  • campfire:
    an outdoor fire.
  • campground:
    a place for camping.
  • camping:
    the activity of staying in a camp or living for a short time in a tent for recreation.
  • campsite:
    a place for camping.
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