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1 camp /ˈkæmp/ noun
plural camps
1 camp
/ˈkæmp/
noun
plural camps
Learner's definition of CAMP
: a place that is usually far away from cities and that has tents, small houses, etc., that people can live in for a short period of time
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see also boot camp, concentration camp, death camp, labor camp, prison camp
: a town that has been set up so people can live there and work nearby
: a place usually in the mountains or by a lake where young people can do different activities during the summer
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often used before another noun
: a place where athletes train before the beginning of a season
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[count] : a group of people who support or believe in certain ideas

break camp

: to take down the tents and other parts of a camp in order to leave
compare 3camp
2 camp /ˈkæmp/ verb
camps; camped; camping
2 camp
/ˈkæmp/
verb
camps; camped; camping
Learner's definition of CAMP
[no object]
: to sleep outdoors usually in a tent

camp out

[phrasal verb]
: to sleep outdoors usually in a tent
see also campout
informal
: to live in a place for a short period of time
US : to stay in a place for a period of time
compare 4camp
3 camp /ˈkæmp/ noun
3 camp
/ˈkæmp/
noun
Learner's definition of CAMP
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used of art and entertainment when qualities that are normally considered bad (such as excessive emotion and bad acting) are exaggerated so much that they become interesting and funny
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— camp

adjective

— campily

/ˈkæmpəli/ adverb

— campiness

/ˈkæmpinəs/ noun [singular]

— campy

/ˈkæmpi/ adjective, campier; campiest US
4 camp /ˈkæmp/ verb
camps; camped; camping
4 camp
/ˈkæmp/
verb
camps; camped; camping
Learner's definition of CAMP

camp it up

informal
: to act with exaggerated speech or gestures
compare 2camp
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