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English adjective: camp

1. camp providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities


SamplesThey played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect.
Campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's.


Synonymscampy


Similartasteless


Antonymstasteful


English noun: camp

1. camp (artifact) temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers


SamplesWherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling.


Synonymsbivouac, cantonment, encampment


Broader (hypernym)military quarters


Narrower (hyponym)boot camp, hutment, laager, lager


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. camp (group) a group of people living together in a camp


SamplesThe whole camp laughed at his mistake.


Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering


Narrower (hyponym)hobo camp, jungle

3. camp (artifact) temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers


SamplesLevel ground is best for parking and camp areas.


Broader (hypernym)housing, living accommodations, lodging


Narrower (hyponym)tennis camp, trailer camp, trailer park

4. camp (group) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose


Synonymsclique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack


Broader (hypernym)band, circle, lot, set


Narrower (hyponym)Bloomsbury Group, bohemia, brain trust, cabal, camarilla, faction, faction, galere, hard core, junta, junto, kitchen cabinet, loop, maffia, mafia, military junta, rogue's gallery, sect

5. camp (artifact) a penal institution (often for forced labor)


SamplesChina has many camps for political prisoners.


Broader (hypernym)penal facility, penal institution


Narrower (hyponym)concentration camp, internment camp, labor camp, labour camp, POW camp, prison camp, prison camp, prison farm, prisoner of war camp, stockade, work camp

6. camp (cognition) something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality


SamplesThe living room was pure camp.


Broader (hypernym)staleness, triteness

7. camp (artifact) shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs


Synonymsrefugee camp


Broader (hypernym)shelter

8. camp (artifact) a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months


SamplesCity kids get to see the country at a summer camp.


Synonymssummer camp


Broader (hypernym)land site, site


Narrower (hyponym)day camp


English verb: camp

1. camp (stative) live in or as if in a tent


SamplesCan we go camping again this summer?.
The circus tented near the town.
The houseguests had to camp in the living room.


Synonymsbivouac, camp out, encamp, tent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)dwell, inhabit, live, populate

2. camp (contact) establish or set up a camp


Synonymscamp down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)pitch, set up

3. camp (change) give an artificially banal or sexual quality to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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