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Definition 1: temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where camp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling

Synonyms for camp in the sense of this definition

(camp is a kind of ...) living quarters for personnel on a military post

(... is a kind of camp ) camp for training military recruits

(... is a kind of camp ) an encampment of huts (chiefly military)

(... is a kind of camp ) a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons

(camp belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where camp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • level ground is best for parking and camp areas

(camp is a kind of ...) structures collectively in which people are housed

(... is a kind of camp ) a camp where tennis is taught

(... is a kind of camp ) a camp where space for house trailers can be rented; utilities are generally provided

Definition 3: a penal institution (often for forced labor) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where camp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • China has many camps for political prisoners

(camp is a kind of ...) an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public

(... is a kind of camp ) a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)

(... is a kind of camp ) a penal institution for political prisoners who are used as forced labor

(... is a kind of camp ) a camp for prisoners of war

(... is a kind of camp ) a camp for trustworthy prisoners employed in government projects

Definition 4: a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where camp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • city kids get to see the country at a summer camp

Synonyms for camp in the sense of this definition

(camp is a kind of ...) the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)

"a good site for the school"

(... is a kind of camp ) a camp providing care and activities for children during the daytime

Definition 5: shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for camp in the sense of this definition

(camp is a kind of ...) temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons

Definition 6: something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where camp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the living room was pure camp

(camp is a kind of ...) unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed

Definition 7: a group of people living together in a camp - [noun denoting group]

Samples where camp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the whole camp laughed at his mistake

(camp is a kind of ...) a group of persons together in one place

(... is a kind of camp ) a place where hoboes camp

Definition 8: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for camp in the sense of this definition

(camp is a kind of ...) an unofficial association of people or groups

"the smart set goes there" "they were an angry lot"

(... is a kind of camp ) a coterie of undesirable people

(... is a kind of camp ) a dissenting clique

(... is a kind of camp ) any tightly knit group of trusted associates

(... is a kind of camp ) a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power

(... is a kind of camp ) a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue

(... is a kind of camp ) an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)

"he's no longer in the loop"

(... is a kind of camp ) an inner circle of unofficial advisors to the head of a government

(... is a kind of camp ) a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style

(... is a kind of camp ) an 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

(... is a kind of camp ) the most dedicated and intensely loyal nucleus of a group or movement

Definition 9: give an artificially banal or sexual quality to - [verb of change]

(camp is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 10: establish or set up a camp - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for camp in the sense of this definition

(camp is a kind of ...) erect and fasten

"pitch a tent"

Definition 11: live in or as if in a tent - [verb of stative]

Samples where camp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can we go camping again this summer?
  • The circus tented near the town
  • The houseguests had to camp in the living room

Synonyms for camp in the sense of this definition

(camp is a kind of ...) be an inhabitant of or reside in

"People lived in Africa millions of years ago" "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted" "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean" "deer are populating the woods"

Definition 12: providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where camp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect
  • campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's

Synonyms for camp in the sense of this definition

(camp is similar to ...) lacking aesthetic or social taste

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