camp

[[t]kæ̱mp[/t]]
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camps, camping, camped
1) N-COUNT: oft n N A camp is a collection of huts and other buildings that is provided for a particular group of people, such as refugees, prisoners, or soldiers, as a place to live or stay.

...a refugee camp...

2,500 foreign prisoners-of-war, including Americans, had been held in camps near Tambov.

2) N-VAR A camp is an outdoor area with buildings, tents, or caravans where people stay on holiday.
3) N-VAR A camp is a collection of tents or caravans where people are living or staying, usually temporarily while they are travelling.

...gypsy camps...

We'll make camp on that hill ahead.

4) VERB If you camp somewhere, you stay or live there for a short time in a tent or caravan, or in the open air.

We camped near the beach.

...the men, who are camping on the pavement in sleeping bags.

Derived words:
camping N-UNCOUNT

They went camping in the wilds.

...a camping trip.

Camp out means the same as camp.

V P For six months they camped out in a caravan in a meadow at the back of the house.

5) N-COUNT: usu supp N You can refer to a group of people who all support a particular person, policy, or idea as a particular camp.

The press release provoked furious protests from the Gore camp and other top Democrats.

...a close colleague, who had sided with the opposite camp in an office dispute.

6) ADJ-GRADED If you describe someone's behaviour, performance, or style of dress as camp, you mean that it is exaggerated and amusing, often in a way that is thought to be typical of some male homosexuals. [INFORMAL]

James Barron turns in a delightfully camp performance.

Syn:
N-UNCOUNT
Camp is also a noun.

The days of platform-soled high camp are long over.

8) PHRASE: V inflects If a performer camps it up, they deliberately perform in an exaggerated and often amusing way. [INFORMAL]

He camped it up, he told bad taste jokes and endless anecdotes with no point at all.

Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.

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