- A place where tents, huts, or other temporary shelters are set up, as by soldiers, nomads, or travelers. (noun)
- A cabin or shelter or group of such buildings: gathered branches and grasses for a makeshift camp; had a fishing camp in Vermont. (noun)
- The people using such shelters: a howl that awakened the whole camp. (noun)
- A place in the country that offers simple group accommodations and organized recreation or instruction, as for vacationing children: a girls' summer camp; a tennis camp. (noun)
- Sports A place where athletes engage in intensive training, especially preseason training. (noun)
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