part of speech: noun
definition 1: an outdoor area where tents or rough shelters are set up to live in or sleep in for a time.
synonyms: campground, campsite
definition 2: the people in such tents or shelters.
- Howling wolves kept the whole camp awake last night.
definition 3: a place or program that provides activities for children when they are on vacation from school.
- I learned how to swim when I was at camp last summer.
part of speech: verb
inflections: camps, camping, camped
definition 1: to set up a camp.
- Let’s stop here and camp by the river.
definition 2: to stay for a while in a camp (sometimes followed by “out”).
- Last summer we camped out in the mountains for three weeks.
Camp is from campus, a Latin word that means “field where an army might stay.”
Word Builder: camp +
camper: a person who camps.
campfire: an outdoor fire.
campground: a place for camping.
camping: the activity of staying in a camp or living for a short time in a tent for recreation.
campsite: a place for camping.