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Dictionary definition for: Camp

1. (n) temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"

2. (v) 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"

3. (s) 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"

4. (n) a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"

5. (v) establish or set up a camp

6. (n) temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"

7. (v) give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

8. (n) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

9. (n) a prison for forced laborers; "China has many work camps for political prisoners"

10. (n) something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; "the livingroom was pure camp"

11. (n) shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs

12. (n) 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"

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