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Definition of "camp" [camp]

  • 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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "camp" in a sentence
  • "I've been in all sorts of camps -- military camps, hunting camps and camp meetings, but never dreamed of such a thing as a _balloon camp_ before!"
  • "THE "Red Jacket" is another camp; but this, you see, has straight walls, marking it as _a white man's camp_ in form not apparently borrowed from the red men."
  • "The McCain camp is confident an FEC investigation would find no wrongdoing."