Definition of Camp

1. Noun. Temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers. "Wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"

Exact synonyms: Bivouac, Cantonment, Encampment
Specialized synonyms: Boot Camp, Hutment, Laager, Lager
Generic synonyms: Military Quarters
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Bivouac, Canton

2. Verb. Live in or as if in a tent. "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"
Exact synonyms: Bivouac, Camp Out, Encamp, Tent
Generic synonyms: Dwell, Inhabit, Live, Populate
Derivative terms: Bivouac, Bivouac, Camper, Camping, Encampment, Tent, Tenting

3. Adjective. Providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities. "Campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's"
Exact synonyms: Campy
Similar to: Tasteless

4. Noun. A group of people living together in a camp. "The whole camp laughed at his mistake"
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Specialized synonyms: Hobo Camp, Jungle

5. Verb. Establish or set up a camp.
Exact synonyms: Camp Down
Generic synonyms: Pitch, Set Up

6. Noun. Temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers. "Level ground is best for parking and camp areas"
Generic synonyms: Housing, Living Accommodations, Lodging
Specialized synonyms: Tennis Camp, Trailer Camp, Trailer Park

7. Verb. Give an artificially banal or sexual quality to.
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

8. Noun. An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose.

9. Noun. A penal institution (often for forced labor). "China has many camps for political prisoners"

10. Noun. Something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality. "The living room was pure camp"
Generic synonyms: Staleness, Triteness
Derivative terms: Campy

11. Noun. Shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs.
Exact synonyms: Refugee Camp
Generic synonyms: Shelter

12. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Summer Camp
Specialized synonyms: Day Camp
Generic synonyms: Land Site, Site

Definition of Camp

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

2. v. t. To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers.

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

Definition of Camp

1. Initialism. Central Atlantic magmatic province ¹

2. Proper noun. (diminutive=Campbell male given name). ¹

3. Initialism. cyclic AMP ¹

4. Noun. An outdoor place acting as temporary accommodation in tents or other temporary structures. ¹

5. Noun. An organised event, often taking place in tents or temporary accommodation. ¹

6. Noun. A base of a military group, not necessarily temporary. ¹

7. Noun. A group of people with the same ideals or political leanings, strongly supported. ¹

8. Noun. An affected, exaggerated or intentionally tasteless style. ¹

9. Noun. (uncommon) campus ¹

10. Noun. (informal) A summer camp. ¹

11. Adjective. Theatrical; making exaggerated gestures. ¹

12. Adjective. (context: of a man) Ostentatiously effeminate. ¹

13. Adjective. Intentionally tasteless or vulgar, self-parodying. ¹

14. Verb. To live in a tent or similar temporary accommodation. ¹

15. Verb. To set up a camp. ¹

16. Verb. (video games) To stay in an advantageous location in a video game, such as next to a power-up's spawning point or in order to guard an area. ¹

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Definition of Camp

1. to live in the open [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Camp

1. 3'5' cyclic ester of AMP. The first second messenger hormone signalling system to be characterised. Generated from ATP by the action of adenyl cyclase that is coupled to hormone receptors by G-proteins (GTP-binding proteins). CAMP activates a specific (cAMP dependent) protein kinase and is inactivated by phosphodiesterase action giving 5'AMP. Also functions as an extracellular morphogen for some slime moulds. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Camp

c-Jun amino-terminal kinase
c3 cycle
c4 cycle
cAMP phosphodiesterase
cAMP receptor protein
cDNA clone
cDNA library
cI protein

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