(noun, adjective, verb)


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

Similar word(s): tasteless, campy


1. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

- wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling

Similar word(s): bivouac, cantonment, encampment

Definition categories: man–made

2. a group of people living together in a camp

- the whole camp laughed at his mistake

Definition categories: group, assemblage, gathering

3. temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers

- level ground is best for parking and camp areas

Definition categories: man–made, housing, lodging

4. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

Similar word(s): clique, coterie, ingroup, pack

Definition categories: group, band, circle, lot, set

5. a penal institution (often for forced labor)

- China has many camps for political prisoners

Definition categories: man–made

6. something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality

- the living room was pure camp

Definition categories: thought, staleness, triteness

7. shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs

Definition categories: man–made, 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

Definition categories: man–made, site

Sentences with camp as a noun:

- a hunter's camp


1. live in or as if in a tent

- Can we go camping again this summer?

- The houseguests had to camp in the living room

Similar word(s): bivouac, encamp, tent

Definition categories: stative, dwell, inhabit, live, populate

2. establish or set up a camp

Definition categories: contact, pitch

3. give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

Sentences with camp as a verb:

- We're planning to camp in the field until Sunday.

- The easiest way to win on this map is to camp the double damage.

- Go and camp the flag for the win.