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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Camp  \Camp\,  n.  [F.  camp,  It  campo,  fr  L.  campus  plant,  field; 
  akin  to  Gr  ?  garden.  Cf  {Campaing},  {Champ},  n.] 
  1.  The  ground  or  spot  on  which  tents,  huts,  etc.,  are  erected 
  for  shelter,  as  for  an  army  or  for  lumbermen,  etc  --Shzk. 
 
  2.  A  collection  of  tents,  huts,  etc.,  for  shelter,  commonly 
  arranged  in  an  orderly  manner. 
 
  Forming  a  camp  in  the  neighborhood  of  Boston.  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  3.  A  single  hut  or  shelter;  as  a  hunter's  camp. 
 
  4.  The  company  or  body  of  persons  encamped,  as  of  soldiers, 
  of  surveyors,  of  lumbermen,  etc 
 
  The  camp  broke  up  with  the  confusion  of  a  flight. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  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.] 
 
  6.  [Cf.  OE  &  AS  camp  contest,  battle.  See  {champion}.]  An 
  ancient  game  of  football,  played  in  some  parts  of  England. 
  --Halliwell. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Camp  \Camp\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Camped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Camping}.] 
  To  afford  rest  or  lodging  for  as  an  army  or  travelers. 
 
  Had  our  great  palace  the  capacity  To  camp  this  host,  we 
  all  would  sup  together.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Camp  \Camp\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  pitch  or  prepare  a  camp;  to  encamp;  to  lodge  in  a  camp; 
  --  often  with  out 
 
  They  camped  out  at  night,  under  the  stars.  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  2.  [See  {Camp},  n.,  6]  To  play  the  game  called  camp.  [Prov. 
  Eng.]  --Tusser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  camp 
  adj  :  providing  sophisticated  amusement  by  virtue  of  having 
  artificially  (and  vulgarly)  mannered  or  banal  or 
  sentimental  qualities;  "they  played  up  the  silliness  of 
  their  roles  for  camp  effect";  "campy  Hollywood  musicals 
  of  the  1940's"  [syn:  {campy}] 
  n  1:  temporary  living  quarters  specially  built  by  the  army  for 
  soldiers;  "wherever  he  went  in  the  camp  the  men  were 
  grumbling"  [syn:  {encampment},  {cantonment},  {bivouac}] 
  2:  a  group  of  people  living  together  in  a  camp;  "the  whole  camp 
  laughed  at  his  mistake" 
  3:  temporary  lodgings  in  the  country  for  travelers  or 
  vacationers;  "level  ground  is  best  for  parking  and  camp 
  areas" 
  4:  an  exclusive  circle  of  people  with  a  common  purpose  [syn:  {clique}, 
  {coterie},  {ingroup},  {inner  circle},  {pack}] 
  5:  a  prison  for  forced  laborers;  "China  has  many  work  camps  for 
  political  prisoners" 
  6:  something  that  is  considered  amusing  not  because  of  its 
  originality  but  because  of  its  unoriginality;  "the 
  livingroom  was  pure  camp" 
  7:  a  site  where  care  and  activities  are  provided  for  children 
  during  the  summer  months;  "city  kids  get  to  see  the 
  country  at  a  summer  camp"  [syn:  {summer  camp}] 
  v  1:  live  in  a  tent  [syn:  {encamp},  {camp  out},  {bivouac}] 
  2:  give  a  camp  quality  to 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Camp,  AR 
  Zip  code(s):  72520 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Camp 
  During  their  journeys  across  the  wilderness,  the  twelve  tribes 
  formed  encampments  at  the  different  places  where  they  halted 
  (Ex.  16:13;  Num.  2:3).  The  diagram  here  given  shows  the  position 
  of  the  different  tribes  and  the  form  of  the  encampment  during 
  the  wanderings,  according  to  Num.  1:53;  2:2-31;  3:29,  35,  38; 
  10:13-28. 
 
  The  area  of  the  camp  would  be  in  all  about  3  square  miles. 
  After  the  Hebrews  entered  Palestine,  the  camps  then  spoken  of 
  were  exclusively  warlike  (Josh.  11:5,  7;  Judg.  5:19,  21;  7:1;  1 
  Sam.  29:1;  30:9,  etc.). 
 




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