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Definition of Camp

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build a temporary residence; settle down, establish oneself; live in a temporary residence
temporary residence (often made of tents, etc.)
out-of-date; ostentatious, theatrical; effeminate, gay
Camp Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers.
(v. i.)
To pitch or prepare a camp; to encamp; to lodge in a camp; -- often with out.
To play the game called camp.
The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc.
The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc.
An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England.
A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp.
A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; -- called also burrow and pie.
A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

\camp\ (kămp), n. [f. camp, it. campo, fr. l. campus plant, field; akin to gr. kh^pos garden. cf. campaign, champ, n.]
1. the ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc.
2. a collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner. forming a camp in the neighborhood of boston. irving.
3. a single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp.
4. the company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc. the camp broke up with the confusion of a flight.
5. (agric.) a mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; -- called also burrow and pie. [prov. eng.]
6. [cf. oe. & as. camp contest, battle. see champion.] an ancient game of football, played in some parts of england.
bedstead, a light bedstead that can be folded up onto a small space for easy transportation.
ceiling (arch.), a kind ceiling often used in attics or garrets, in which the side walls are inclined inward at the top, following the slope of the rafters, to meet the plane surface of the upper ceiling.
chair, a light chair that can be folded up compactly for easy transportation; the seat and back are often made of strips or pieces of carpet.
fever, typhus fever.
follower, a civilian accompanying an army, as a sutler, servant, etc.
meeting, a religious gathering for open-air preaching, held in some retired spot, chiefly by methodists. it usually last for several days, during which those present lodge in tents, temporary houses, or cottages.
stool, the same as camp chair, except that the stool has no back.

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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Camp = n. a feat; a game
Australian Slang
1. (of a male) exaggeratedly effeminate; ostentatiously homosexual; 2. (of a male) homosexual; 3. (of behaviour, music, films, etc.) exaggerated and outrageous in a fun way: “A camp bit of music”; 4. exaggeratedly effeminate behaviour and mannerism; 5. man displaying this quality; male homosexual; 6. (of a male) act in a camp manner
(of a male) homosexual
1. (of a male) to make an ostentatious or affected display of one's homosexuality; 2. (of a performer) to play a role in an outrageous manner; to ham it up (originally gay slang; probably from French “(se) camper” - to posture, behave in an exaggerated manner)
a cast iron container with lid used for campfire cooking, hot coals are placed over and around it
extremely camp; over-the-top; outrageous
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
an effeminate style and mannerism affected mainly by gays, however anyone can camp it up. See camp as a row of tents.
WordNet 2.0

1. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
(synonym) encampment, cantonment, bivouac
(hypernym) military quarters
(hyponym) boot camp
(derivation) encamp, camp out, bivouac, tent
(classification) military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
2. a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"
(hypernym) gathering, assemblage
(hyponym) hobo camp, jungle
3. temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"
(hypernym) housing, lodging, living accommodations
(hyponym) tennis camp
(derivation) encamp, camp out, bivouac, tent
4. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
(synonym) clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack
(hypernym) set, circle, band, lot
(hyponym) Bloomsbury Group
5. a prison for forced laborers; "China has many work camps for political prisoners"
(hypernym) prison, prison house
(hyponym) prison camp, internment camp, prisoner of war camp, POW camp
6. something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; "the livingroom was pure camp"
(hypernym) triteness, staleness
7. shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
(synonym) refugee camp
(hypernym) shelter
8. a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months; "city kids get to see the country at a summer camp"
(synonym) summer camp
(hypernym) site, land site
(hyponym) day camp

1. live in or as if in a tent; "Can we go camping again this summer?"; "The circus tented near the town"; "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"
(synonym) encamp, camp out, bivouac, tent
(hypernym) dwell, shack, reside, live, inhabit, people, populate, domicile, domiciliate
2. establish or set up a camp
(synonym) camp down
(hypernym) pitch, set up
3. give an artificially banal or sexual quality to
(hypernym) change, alter, modify

1. providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities; "they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect"; "campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's"
(synonym) campy
(similar) tasteless, in poor taste(p)
Camp Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Designs, manufactures and markets microwave components used in both defense and commercial markets, primarily relating to the amplification and conversion of microwave signals used in reception applications; And holds interest in company which manufactures and markets antennas for various wireless applications, primarily for
Camp Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
City: CAMP
Camp Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of camping in the open air, you may expect a change in your affairs, also prepare to make a long and wearisome journey. To see a camping settlement, many of your companions will remove to new estates and your own prospects will appear gloomy. For a young woman to dream that she is in a camp, denotes that her lover will have trouble in getting her to name a day for their wedding, and that he will prove a kind husband. If in a military camp she will marry the first time she has a chance. A married woman after dreaming of being in a soldier's camp is in danger of having her husband's name sullied, and divorce courts may be her destination.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Camp Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
ICAO aircraft designation codes
GREGA GN-1 Aircamper L1P L
Oceanographic, Meteorologal & Climatologal abbreviations and acronyms
(1) Clivarnet Atlantic Monitoring Program [> CLIVAR]; (2) Chlorfluorocarbon Alternatives Monitoring Project [> CMDL]; (3) Community Arctic Modeling Project
Camp Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
An Everquest Glossary
(v.) 1. To wait near an NPC's known respawn point in an attempt to kill it repeatedly, either for experience or rare items. EQ Combat etiquette states that simply "camping" an area does not grant one full "range-rights" to all NPCs that spawn there, thus many people will happily run through a camp ("dawn patrol!") and collect kills the camp is preparing for. 2. (on Rallos Zek server) hiding in a difficult-to-reach location in order to pick off other players by way of ranged weapons or spells. 3. The act of logging out. e.g. "I'm going to camp out for the night." (n.) Any area where monsters spawn regularly - especially where tents are. e.g. "Runnyeye is in the tunnel by the second goblin camp."
TCP/IP port numbers
4450/udp Camp
TCP/IP Ports Assignments
TCP/IP Ports Assignments (Intrusive)
Camp Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
CAMP or cAMP may stand for:
  • Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)
  • Cathelicidin, or Cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide
  • Campaign Against Marijuana Planting
  • Central Atlantic magmatic province
  • CAMP (company), an Italian manufacturer of climbing equipment
  • (+)-cis-2-Aminomethylcyclopropane carboxylic acid, a GABAA-ρ agonist

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Camp may refer to:
Outdoor accommodation and recreation
  • Campsite or campground, a recreational outdoor sleeping and eating site
  • Summer camp, typically organized for groups of children or youth
  • Tent city, a housing facility often occupied by homeless people or protesters
  • Camp, a term used in New England, Northern Ontario and New Brunswick to describe a cottage

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Câmp may refer to several villages in Romania:
  • Câmp, a village in the town of Vaşcău, Bihor County
  • Câmp, a village in Urmeniș Commune, Bistriţa-Năsăud County

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Camp Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
Continuous Air Monitoring Program
Camp Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English - Klingon
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Camp Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
During their journeys across the wilderness, the twelve tribes formed encampments at the different places where they halted (Ex. 16:13; Num. 2:3). The diagram here given shows the position of the different tribes and the form of the encampment during the wanderings, according to Num. 1:53; 2:2-31; 3:29, 35, 38; 10:13-28. The area of the camp would be in all about 3 square miles. After the Hebrews entered Palestine, the camps then spoken of were exclusively warlike (Josh. 11:5, 7; Judg. 5:19, 21; 7:1; 1 Sam. 29:1; 30:9, etc.).
Smith's Bible Dictionary

See: Encampment
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Camp Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Labtests Abbreviations KÖRFEZLAB
cyclic AMP