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  1. [noun] temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
    Synonyms: enment, cantonment, bivouac

  2. [noun] a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"

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

  4. [noun] an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
    Synonyms: clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack

  5. [noun] a prison for forced laborers; "China has many work camps for political prisoners"

  6. [noun] something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; "the livingroom was pure camp"

  7. [noun] shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
    Synonyms: refugee

  8. [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"
    Synonyms: summer

  9. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: en out, bivouac, tent

  10. [verb] establish or set up a camp
    Synonyms: down

  11. [verb] give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

  12. [adjective] 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"


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