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Definition of Camp


  1. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc.
  2. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.
  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.
  5. A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; -- called also burrow and pie.
  6. An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England.
  7. To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers.
  8. To pitch or prepare a camp; to encamp; to lodge in a camp; -- often with out.
  9. To play the game called camp.

Camp Quotations

In camp was found a book, the first of the kind I had ever seen, in which I was made a great hero, slaying Indians by the hundreds.
Kit Carson

After the Battle of Midway there was a week in a rest camp at Pearl Harbor.
Jack Adams

It is the superfluous things for which men sweat, - superfluous things that wear our togas theadbare, that force us to grow old in camp, that dash us upon foreign shores.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If I was in a refugee camp somewhere on the Pakistani border, of course I'd want to come to Australia.
Tony Abbott

I don't think anybody, actor or marine, is ever going to enjoy boot camp. It certainly wasn't at all enjoyable. Informative and educational, yes, but it was pretty tortuous.
Ashton Holmes
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Camp Translations

camp in Afrikaans is kampeer
camp in Dutch is legeren, kamperen
camp in French is campez, camper, campent, campons
camp in German is Lager
camp in Italian is campeggiare
camp in Portuguese is acampamento
camp in Spanish is acampar
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