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camp1 British & World English

A place with temporary accommodation of huts, tents, or other structures, typically used by soldiers, refugees, or travelling people

camp2 British & World English

(Of a man or his manner) ostentatiously and extravagantly effeminate

camp1 English Thesaurus

an army camp

camp2 English Thesaurus

a heavily made-up and highly camp actor

Camp, Walter British & World English

(1859–1925), US football coach; full name Walter Chauncey Camp. One of the first to play US football, he coached at Yale 1888–92 and was influential in shaping the rules of the sport. In 1889, he and a colleague initiated the annual selection of an All-American college football team

base camp British & World English

A camp from which mountaineering expeditions set out or from which a particular activity can be carried out

boot camp British & World English

A military training camp for new recruits, with very harsh discipline

camp bed British & World English

A folding portable bed, typically made of canvas stretched over a metal frame

cow camp British & World English

A seasonal camp apart from the main buildings of a ranch, used during a cattle round-up

fat camp British & World English

A residential course for overweight children, promoting exercise and healthy eating to facilitate weight loss

town camp British & World English

An Aboriginal camp in or near a town

work camp British & World English

A camp at which community work is done, especially by young volunteers

armed camp British & World English

A town, territory, or group of people fully armed for war

break camp British & World English

Take down a tent or the tents of an encampment ready to leave

Camp David British & World English

The country retreat of the President of the US, in the Appalachian Mountains in Maryland. President Carter hosted talks there between the leaders of Israel and Egypt which resulted in the Camp David agreements (1978) and the Egypt-Israel peace treaty of 1979

death camp British & World English

A prison camp for political prisoners or prisoners of war in which many die from poor conditions and treatment

labour camp British & World English

A prison camp in which a regime of hard labour is enforced

peace camp British & World English

An informal encampment set up as a public protest against a military establishment or an aspect of military policy

prison camp British & World English

A camp where prisoners of war or political prisoners are kept under guard

sorry camp British & World English

(In Aboriginal English) a gathering during which Aboriginal mourning rituals are observed

summer camp British & World English

(Especially in North America) a camp providing recreational and sporting facilities for children during the summer holiday period

Camp David New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

country retreat of the US president

camp follower British & World English

A civilian who works in or is attached to a military camp

camp meeting British & World English

A religious meeting held in the open air or in a tent

holiday camp British & World English

A site for holidaymakers with accommodation, entertainment, and leisure facilities

squatter camp British & World English

Another term for shackland.

transit camp British & World English

A camp for the temporary accommodation of people, e.g. refugees or soldiers, who are travelling through a country or region

aide-de-camp British & World English

A military officer acting as a confidential assistant to a senior officer

causewayed camp British & World English

A type of Neolithic settlement in southern Britain, visible as an oval enclosure surrounded by concentric ditches that are crossed by several causeways

sleep-away camp British & World English

A summer camp at which children stay overnight

aide-de-camp New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

military officer assisting a senior officer

concentration camp British & World English

A place in which large numbers of people, especially political prisoners or members of persecuted minorities, are deliberately imprisoned in a relatively small area with inadequate facilities, sometimes to provide forced labour or to await mass execution. The term is most strongly associated with the several hundred camps established by the Nazis in Germany and occupied Europe 1933–45, among the most infamous being Dachau, Belsen, and Auschwitz

break camp in camp1 British & World English

Take down a tent or the tents of an encampment ready to leave

minicamp British & World English

A session run by a professional sports team to train particular players, or to test potential new players, before its main preseason training

summer camp in camp1 British & World English

A summer holiday programme for children, offering a range of activities

aides-de-camp in aide-de-camp British & World English

A military officer acting as a confidential assistant to a senior officer

camp it up in camp2 English Thesaurus

he camped it up a bit for the cameras

L'Engle, Madeleine British & World English

(1918–2007), US writer; full name Madeleine Camp L’Engle. She wrote mainly children’s fiction, including A Wrinkle in Time (1962), the first of a quartet that also included A Wind in the Door (1973), A Swiftly Tilting Planet (1978), and Many Waters (1986)

Walter Chauncey Camp in Camp, Walter British & World English

(1859–1925), US football coach; full name Walter Chauncey Camp. One of the first to play US football, he coached at Yale 1888–92 and was influential in shaping the rules of the sport. In 1889, he and a colleague initiated the annual selection of an All-American college football team

Madeleine Camp L’Engle in L'Engle, Madeleine British & World English

(1918–2007), US writer; full name Madeleine Camp L’Engle. She wrote mainly children’s fiction, including A Wrinkle in Time (1962), the first of a quartet that also included A Wind in the Door (1973), A Swiftly Tilting Planet (1978), and Many Waters (1986)