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Camp appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Vexed funky camp juggler quit show biz. (32 letters)
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Camp appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Lapp, Mac? No, sir, prison-camp pal.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun camp:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb camp:


The word camp is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun camp

What does camp mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: camps

  1. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
  2. a group of people living together in a camp
    • example: the whole camp laughed at his mistake
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: assemblage / gathering = a group of persons together in one place
    • more specific terms: hobo camp / jungle = a place where hoboes camp
  3. temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers
  4. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of camp: clique / coterie / ingroup / inner circle / pack
    • more generic words: band / circle / lot / set = an unofficial association of people or groups
    • more specific terms:
      • Bloomsbury Group = an inner circle of writers and artists and philosophers who lived in or around Bloomsbury early in the 20th century and were noted for their unconventional lifestyles
      • bohemia = a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style
      • kitchen cabinet / brain trust = an inner circle of unofficial advisors to the head of a government
      • loop = an inner circle of advisors
      • camarilla / faction / cabal / junto = a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
      • military junta / junta = a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power
      • maffia / mafia = any tightly knit group of trusted associates
      • faction / sect = a dissenting clique
      • rogue's gallery / galere = a coterie of undesirable people
      • hard core = the most dedicated and intensely loyal nucleus of a group or movement
  5. a penal institution (often for forced labor)
  6. something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality
    • example: the living room was pure camp
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: staleness / triteness = unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed
  7. shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of camp: refugee camp
    • more generic word: shelter = temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
  8. a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months
    • example: city kids get to see the country at a summer camp
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of camp: summer camp
    • more generic terms: land site / site = the piece of land on which something is located
    • more specific term: day camp = a camp providing care and activities for children during the daytime

Alternative definition of the noun camp


  1. An outdoor place acting as temporary accommodation in tents or other temporary structures.
  2. An organised event, often taking place in tents or temporary accommodation.
  3. A base of a military group, not necessarily temporary.
  4. A group of people with the same ideals or political leanings, strongly supported.
  5. An affected, exaggerated or intentionally tasteless style.
  6. [uncommon] campus
  7. [informal] A summer camp.

Definition of the adjective camp

What does camp mean as an attribute of a noun?

Camp is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: camper | campest

  1. providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities
    • example: they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect
    • synonym of camp: campy
    • similar: tasteless

Alternative definition of the adjective camp


  1. Theatrical; making exaggerated gestures.
  2. [context: of a man] Ostentatiously effeminate.
  3. Intentionally tasteless or vulgar, self-parodying.

Definition of the verb camp

What does camp mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: camped | camping | camps

  1. live in or as if in a tent
  2. establish or set up a camp
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of camp: camp down
    • more generic terms: pitch / set up = erect and fasten
  3. give an artificially banal or sexual quality to
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different

Other definitions of camp

What does camp also mean?


  1. cyclic AMP


  1. "Camp" is a 2003 independent musical film written and directed by Todd Graff, about an upstate New York performing arts summer camp. The film is based on Graff's own experiences at a similar camp called Stagedoor Manor where many scenes of the movie were filmed.
  2. Camp is an American-Australian comedy-drama television series that follows the antics of a group of campers and counselors at a lakeside summer camp named Little Otter Family Camp, run by director Mackenzie 'Mack' Granger played by Rachel Griffiths. The series was created by Liz Heldens and Peter Elkoff. Camp aired on NBC for one season from July 10 through September 11, 2013.
  3. "Camp" is a feature-length underground film directed by Andy Warhol in October 1965 at The Factory. The film stars Gerard Malanga, Baby Jane Holzer, Tally Brown, Mario Montez, Jack Smith, Paul Swan, Dorothy Dean, and Tosh Carillo.
  4. "Camp" is a 2013 drama film directed by Jacob Roebuck.
  5. "Camp" is a film, directed by Tomasz Jeziorski.
    • country: Poland
    • released in
  6. "Camp" is a film.


Camp is a fictional character from the 1991 film Doublecrossed.


  1. "Camp" is the debut studio album by American rapper Childish Gambino, released on November 15, 2011, by Glassnote Records. After releasing four mixtapes and three albums independently, he signed to Glassnote and recorded Camp, his first album on a major record label. Camp was co-produced in its entirety by long-time collaborator Ludwig Göransson.
  2. "Camp" is a musical album of Popium.
    • released on (10 years ago)


Who is Camp?

Camp a.k.a. Candace Camp: Candace Pauline Hopcus née Camp is a best-selling American writer of romance novels. She has also published under the pen names Lisa Gregory, Sharon Stephens, Kristin James and under her maiden name Candace Camp. She is mother of the also writer Anastasia Hopcus.


  1. Camp a.k.a. CKY is an American alternative metal band that formed in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1998. Traditionally centred on core members Deron Miller, Chad I Ginsburg and Jess Margera, the band shares its name with a skateboarding and stunt video series produced by Bam Margera, brother of drummer Jess. CKY is closely linked with the crew of the same name, and their music is often featured on the crew's productions including the Jackass and Viva La Bam television series.
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  2. Camp is a musical group.
    • albums: "Why Do You Turn?", "Dramatic", "We Have Reasons"
    • official website:
  3. Camp is a band from Switzerland.
    • album: "Talking Cure"

There are other groups with in their name, like A Camp, Camp Lo, Jam Camp, Boot Camp, Camp Stag, Flex Camp, Poni-Camp, Camp Mulla, Camp X-Ray, Hi-Fi Camp, Action camp, Camp Freddy, Summer Camp, Glamour Camp, Camp Calamity, Boot Camp Clik, Killed at Camp, Zombie Surf Camp, Camp Kill Yourself and Camp Nesher Choirs.


Camp a.k.a. Camp, Arkansas: Camp is an unincorporated community in Fulton County, Arkansas, United States. Camp is located on Arkansas Highway 9, 6 miles east-northeast of Salem. Camp has a post office with ZIP code 72520.


  1. Camp is a social, cultural and aesthetic style and sensibility based on deliberate and self-acknowledged theatricality. Camp is commonly associated with and attributed to gay male subculture, but its basis and practice extends further. Camp aesthetics disrupt many modernists' notions of what art is and what can be classified as high art by inverting aesthetic attributes such as beauty, value, and taste through an invitation of a different kind of apprehension and consumption.
    • also known as 坎普风
  2. The camp is the term used in the Falkland Islands to refer to any part of the islands outside the islands' only significant town, Stanley, and often the large RAF base at Mount Pleasant. It is derived from the Spanish word campo, for "countryside".
  3. cAMP a.k.a. Cyclic adenosine monophosphate is a second messenger important in many biological processes. cAMP is derived from adenosine triphosphate and used for intracellular signal transduction in many different organisms, conveying the cAMP-dependent pathway.
  4. CAMP is one of the world's leading manufacturers of equipment for climbing and associated activities such as ski mountaineering and industrial safety. The company is based in Italy.
  5. Camp is a constituency of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands which has been in existence since 1977. The constituency of Camp consists of the area of the same name, which is all parts of the territory outside Stanley and RAF Mount Pleasant. Camp is one of two constituencies in the Falklands, the other being Stanley.
  6. CAMP a.k.a. Campaign Against Marijuana Planting: Created in 1983, the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting is a multi-agency law enforcement task force managed by the California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement and composed of local, state and federal agencies organized expressly to eradicate illegal cannabis cultivation and trafficking in California. With more than 110 agencies having participated, CAMP is the largest law enforcement task force in the United States.
  7. Camp: A camp is a type of separate and independent set of premises comprising all or part of a semi-permanent or temporary structure or set of structures which by the way it has been built, rebuilt or converted is designed for the temporary accommodation of groups of persons with common activities or interests. Such living quarters usually have certain common facilities such as cooking and toilet facilities, baths, lounge rooms or dormitories which are shared by the occupants.This type includes:internment camp, a subtype of the broader type camp, for detention of persons selected according to some specific criteriaconcentration camp, a subtype of the broader type internment camp, for detention of persons prisoner of war camp, a subtype of the broader type internment camp, for detention of enemy combatants during or immediately after an international armed conflict.extermination camp, for genocide of persons of a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.displaced persons camp, a subtype of the broader type camp, for housing of displaced persons coerced to leave their native place through forced migration.refugee camp, for housing of refugees, a subtype of the broader type displaced persons, labor camp, for detention of facility where inmates are forced to engage in unfree labor.military camp, a subtype of the broader type camp, for relocation camp, a subtype of the broader type camp, for housing of persons resources camp, a subtype of the broader type camp, for housing of workers employed by agriculture, logging, mining, construction or other enterprises.
  8. Camp is a website.
  9. Camp a.k.a. cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide is a gene.
  10. Camp is an English family name taken from Latin roots. The name is found in Great Britain and in other places throughout the world settled by the English. According the 2000 census there are fewer than 1300 Camps in the UK. The 2000 US census puts the number at over 27,000, making it the 1087th most common name in America, after McDermott.
  11. Camp is a print ad.
  12. Camp is a family name.
  13. CAMP a.k.a. Stanford Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics: CAMP, the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics at Stanford University, is a research center led by Profs. Michael McGehee, Peter Peumans and Alan Sellinger with the goal of revolutionizing the global energy landscape by developing the science and technology for stable, efficient molecular photovoltaic cells that can compete with fossil fuels in cost per kilowatt-hour produced. While today’s best molecular solar cells have efficiencies up to 8.5% and last approximately 2 years in sunlight, our vision is to increase the efficiency to at least 15%, and make the cells stable for 10 years or more. Furthermore, developing manufacturing technologies and production of cells at very low-cost is also a high priority.

Phrases with Camp

Phrases starting with the word Camp:

  1. camp bed
  2. camp out
  3. camp down
  4. camp-made
  5. camp chair
  6. camp david
  7. camp robber

Phrases ending with the word Camp:

  1. day camp
  2. Fat Camp
  3. pow camp
  4. boot camp
  5. hobo camp
  6. work camp
  7. break camp
  8. death camp
  9. labor camp
  10. Third camp
  11. Corpse Camp
  12. labour camp
  13. prison camp

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Camp

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2008)

by Chris Baldick

camp A style of performance popularly associated with male homosexual behaviour, in which exaggerated gestures and tones of effeminacy are flaunted and serious subjects are ...

Google previewThe Anti-Dictionary (2002)

A Selected List of Words Being Forced from the Modern Lexicon by Michael Cromwell

Camp; campy Conventional definitions: (Camp) something so outrageously artificial, affected, inappropriate or out—of—date as to be considered amus— ing; something self—consciously exaggerated or theatrical. Direction: dead.

Google previewTreaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty [3 volumes] (2007)

An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty by Donald L. Fixico

Camp Stevens in the Walla Walla valley became the grounds for the Walla Walla Council, where treaties were made by Isaac Stevens, first territorial governor of Washington State, and signed with the tribes who owned lands east of the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy since the Cold War (2007)

by Tom Lansford

–C– CAMP DAVID SUMMIT (2000). One of the last significant efforts by the administration of William J. Clinton to negotiate a settlement to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Google previewDictionary of Genocide: A-L (2008)

by Samuel Totten, Paul Robert Bartrop

Concentration camp prisoners incarcerated within the German National Socialist (Nazi) state between 1933 and 1945, who were elevated to positions of authority by the Inspectorate of Concentration Camps to counter the lack of personnel ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine (2015)

by Glenna R Schroeder-Lein

Even when it was difficult to get any or much whiskey in camp or on the march, the determined, crafty soldier was often able to find liquor.

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Quotes about Camp

I had 500 kids at camp this past summer for example. We do nine weeks for kids and nine days for grown ups every summer. The adult camp is a lot of fun. (Wavy Gravy)
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Scrabble value of C3A1M3P3

The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CAMP

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  • PMAC

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