camp - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a place with tents or other shelters where people go for a holiday

    The kids were sent away to camp every summer.

    She’s spending two weeks at a music camp.

    1. a.
      a collection of tents or caravans (=small houses on wheels) that people use when they are travelling

      Their camp was just below the summit.

    2. b.
      a place with tents or other shelters for people such as soldiers or prisoners to live in
      refugee/internment/detention camp:

      After the war, millions of people ended up in refugee camps.

  2. 2
    [countable] a group of people within a larger group who have the same ideas or support the same person

    People in the Brown camp (=who support Brown) deny this rumour.

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