camps

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Camp \Camp\, verb (used without an object)

1. To pitch or prepare a camp; to encamp; to lodge in a camp; -- often with out.

They camped out at night, under the stars. --W. Irving.

2. [See {Camp}, noun, 6] To play the game called camp. [Prov. Eng.] --Tusser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Camp \Camp\ (k[a^]mp), noun [F. camp, It. campo, fr. L. campus plant, field; akin to Gr. kh^pos garden. Cf. {Campaign}, {Champ}, noun]

1. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc. --Shak.

2. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.

Forming a camp in the neighborhood of Boston. --W. 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. --Macaulay.

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. --Halliwell.

{Camp bedstead}, a light bedstead that can be folded up onto a small space for easy transportation.

{camp 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.

{Camp 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.

{Camp fever}, typhus fever.

{Camp follower}, a civilian accompanying an army, as a sutler, servant, etc.

{Camp 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.

{Camp stool}, the same as {camp chair}, except that the stool has no back.

{Flying camp} (Mil.), a camp or body of troops formed for rapid motion from one place to another. --Farrow.

{To pitch (a) camp}, to set up the tents or huts of a camp.

{To strike camp}, to take down the tents or huts of a camp.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Camp \Camp\ (k[a^]mp), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Camped} (k[a^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Camping}.] To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers.

Had our great palace the capacity To camp this host, we all would sup together. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

camp

adjective

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" [syn: {camp}, {campy}]

noun

1: temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling" [syn: {camp}, {encampment}, {cantonment}, {bivouac}]

2: a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"

3: temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"

4: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose [syn: {clique}, {coterie}, {ingroup}, {inner circle}, {pack}, {camp}]

5: a penal institution (often for forced labor); "China has many camps for political prisoners"

6: something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; "the living room was pure camp"

7: shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs [syn: {camp}, {refugee camp}]

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" [syn: {camp}, {summer camp}]

verb

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" [syn: {camp}, {encamp}, {camp out}, {bivouac}, {tent}]

2: establish or set up a camp [syn: {camp}, {camp down}]

3: give an artificially banal or sexual quality to


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