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camp1

camp1

 
pronunciation:
kaemp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an outdoor area where tents or shelters are set up to live in for a time.
We set up camp on a flat, clear place in the forest.
similar words:
lodging, quarters
definition 2: a place with activities for children when they are not in school. Children stay overnight at some camps.
My son goes to camp for a few weeks every summer.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: camped, camping, camps
definition: to set up a temporary shelter, such as a tent.
Let's camp here by the river.
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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