camps

  1. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

    Synonyms : clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack
    Type Of : set, band, lot, circle
  2. establish or set up a camp

    Synonyms : camp down
    Type Of : set up, pitch
  3. a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months

    Synonyms : summer camp
    Type Of : site, land site
    Examples :
    • city kids get to see the country at a summer camp
  4. shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs

    Synonyms : refugee camp
    Type Of : shelter
  5. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

    Synonyms : bivouac, cantonment, encampment
    Type Of : military quarters
    Examples :
    • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
  6. live in or as if in a tent

    Synonyms : bivouac, camp out, encamp, tent
    Type Of : inhabit, populate, live, dwell
    Examples :
    • Can we go camping again this summer?
    • The houseguests had to camp in the living room
  7. providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities

    Synonyms : campy
    Examples :
    • they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect
    • campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's
  8. a group of people living together in a camp

    Type Of : gathering, assemblage
    Examples :
    • the whole camp laughed at his mistake
  9. a penal institution (often for forced labor)

    Type Of : penal facility, penal institution
    Examples :
    • China has many camps for political prisoners
  10. give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

    Type Of : alter, change, modify
  11. something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality

    Type Of : staleness, triteness
    Examples :
    • the living room was pure camp
  12. temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers

    Type Of : lodging, living accommodations, housing
    Examples :
    • level ground is best for parking and camp areas