Synonyms of camp


1. camp, encampment, cantonment, bivouac, military quarters

usage: temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"

2. camp, gathering, assemblage

usage: a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"

3. camp, housing, lodging, living accommodations

usage: temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"

4. clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, camp, set, circle, band, lot

usage: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

5. camp, penal institution, penal facility

usage: a penal institution (often for forced labor); "China has many camps for political prisoners"

6. camp, triteness, staleness

usage: something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; "the living room was pure camp"

7. camp, refugee camp, shelter

usage: shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs

8. camp, summer camp, site, land site

usage: 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"


1. camp, encamp, camp out, bivouac, tent, populate, dwell, live, inhabit

usage: live in or as if in a tent; "Can we go camping again this summer?"; "The circus tented near the town"; "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"

2. camp, camp down, pitch, set up

usage: establish or set up a camp

3. camp, change, alter, modify

usage: give an artificially banal or sexual quality to


1. camp, campy, tasteless (vs. tasteful)

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of camp (Dictionary)