Camp Camp (k[a^]mp), n. [F. camp, It. campo, fr. L. campus plant, field; akin to Gr. kh^pos garden. Cf. {Campaign}, {Champ}, n.] 1. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner. [1913 Webster]

Forming a camp in the neighborhood of Boston. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

3. A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp. [1913 Webster]

4. The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc. [1913 Webster]

The camp broke up with the confusion of a flight. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

5. (Agric.) A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; -- called also {burrow} and {pie}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

6. [Cf. OE. & AS. camp contest, battle. See {champion}.] An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

{Camp bedstead}, a light bedstead that can be folded up onto a small space for easy transportation.

{camp ceiling} (Arch.), a kind ceiling often used in attics or garrets, in which the side walls are inclined inward at the top, following the slope of the rafters, to meet the plane surface of the upper ceiling.

{Camp chair}, a light chair that can be folded up compactly for easy transportation; the seat and back are often made of strips or pieces of carpet.

{Camp fever}, typhus fever.

{Camp follower}, a civilian accompanying an army, as a sutler, servant, etc.

{Camp meeting}, a religious gathering for open-air preaching, held in some retired spot, chiefly by Methodists. It usually last for several days, during which those present lodge in tents, temporary houses, or cottages.

{Camp stool}, the same as {camp chair}, except that the stool has no back.

{Flying camp} (Mil.), a camp or body of troops formed for rapid motion from one place to another. --Farrow.

{To pitch (a) camp}, to set up the tents or huts of a camp.

{To strike camp}, to take down the tents or huts of a camp. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Camp — or encampment may refer to:Outdoor accommodation and recreation* Campsite or campground, a recreational outdoor sleeping and eating site * Resources camp erected for logging, fishing, mining, etc. * Summer camp, typically organized for groups of… …   Wikipedia

  • Camp X — was the unofficial name of a Second World War paramilitary and commando training installation, on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario between Whitby and Oshawa in Ontario, Canada. The area is known today as Intrepid Park, after the code name… …   Wikipedia

  • Camp Ma-Ho-Ge — Camp Ma Ho Ge, located in Bethel, New York in Sullivan County and about one mile from the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival, was the summer home for hundreds of kids from early 1920s through 1977, when the camp was sold. Ma Ho Ge was the first… …   Wikipedia

  • Camp 22 — is a North Korean prison for political prisoners, who are in fact family members of accused North Koreans. Camp 22 is known as: Kwan li so No.22 Haengyong. Kwan li so is Korean for education . It is located in north east North Korea, on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Camp 6 — is one of the camps for captives held in extrajudicial detention within the Guantanamo Bay detention camp complex in Cuba.cite news url= window on the world/2006/11/27/1164476134575.html title=Hicks s window …   Wikipedia

  • Camp — Camp, v. i. 1. To pitch or prepare a camp; to encamp; to lodge in a camp; often with out. [1913 Webster] They camped out at night, under the stars. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. [See {Camp}, n., 6] To play the game called camp. [Prov. Eng.] Tusser …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CAMP — may stand for: * Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) * Cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide * Campaign Against Marijuana Planting * Central Atlantic Magmatic Province * CAMP, an Italian manufacturer of climbing equipment. * CAMP phenomenon, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Camp — (k[a^]mp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Camped} (k[a^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Camping}.] To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers. [1913 Webster] Had our great palace the capacity To camp this host, we all would sup together. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Câmp — may refer to several villages in Romania: Câmp, a village in the town of Vaşcău, Bihor County Câmp, a village in Urmeniş Commune, Bistriţa Năsăud County This disambiguation page lists articles about distinct geographical locations with the same… …   Wikipedia

  • Camp — Das Wort Camp bezeichnet ein Feld oder Nachtlager außerhalb fester Behausungen, siehe Lager (Camp) eine mehrtägige Veranstaltung mit vielen Teilnehmern außerhalb ihres Heimatortes , oft ein Workshop oder eine Tagung eine stilistisch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.