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camp1 / kamp/ • n. 1. a place with temporary accommodations of huts, tents, or other structures, typically used by soldiers, refugees, prisoners, or travelers: the enemy camp. ∎  the people lodging in such a place: the shot woke the whole camp. ∎  a recreational institution providing facilities for outdoor activities, sports, crafts, and other special interests and typically featuring rustic overnight accommodations. ∎  temporary overnight lodging out of doors, typically in tents: we made camp at a bend in the creek we pitched camp at a fine spot. ∎  a facility at which athletes train during the off-season. 2. the supporters of a particular party or doctrine regarded collectively: his views were rooted in the conservative camp. • v. [intr.] live for a time in a camp, tent, or camper, as when on vacation: parks in which you can camp or stay in a chalet | [as n.] (camping) camping attracts people of all ages. ∎  lodge temporarily, esp. in an inappropriate or uncomfortable place: we camped out for the night in a mission schoolroom. ∎  remain persistently in one place: the press will be camping on your doorstep once they get onto this story. PHRASES: break camp take down a tent or the tents of an encampment. camp2 inf. • adj. deliberately exaggerated and theatrical in style, typically for humorous effect. ∎  (of a man or his manner) ostentatiously and extravagantly effeminate: a heavily made-up and highly camp actor. ∎  innocently idealistic, conventional, or sentimental: straight camp is about the ongoing comedy of American straightness: the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Secret Service, the NRA. • n. deliberately exaggerated and theatrical behavior or style. • v. [intr.] (of a man) behave in an ostentatiously effeminate way: he camped it up a bit for the cameras. DERIVATIVES: camp·i·ly / ˈkampəlē/ adv. camp·i·ness n. camp·y adj.

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Camp

a body of troops on campaign; a collection of tents; the company who are encamped; a great number; a body of people who join together to promote some theory or doctrine; a body of people engaged in some occupation or sport who are encamped together; a conical or ridge-shaped pile or heap; used figuratively.

Examples: camp of allegations, 1871; of arguments; of facts, 1566; of ideas, 1885; of lumbermen; of nomads; of potatoes [a heap], 1700; of surveyors; of troops; of turnips [a heap].

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camp place where troops are lodged in tents, etc.; temporary quarters. XVI. — (O)F. — It. campo :- L. campus level field, place for games and military exercises, field of battle, whence Gmc. *kampaz, repr. by OE., MDu, camp, OHG. champf (G. kampf), ON. kapp.
So camp vb. XVI. — F. camper; cf. ENCAMP.

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camp.
1. Ceiling resembling the interior of a truncated pyramidal form, that is with sloping sides.

2. Ceiling within a roof-space or garret with sloping sides formed by the positions of the rafters.

3. Comb ceiling with sloping convex sides, like the sides of a tent, also called a tent ceiling.

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Camp. Standing out from the background, or theatrical posturing. Camp taste is concerned with affectation, artificiality, playfulness, and theatricality, and historically is therefore associated with vogues for Chinoiserie, Gothick, and the exotic. In C20 Camp taste seems to include Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Baroque, Kitsch, and Rococo, as well as the outrageously amusing. Some critics have even detected High, Middle, or Low Camp in architecture. Baroque would be High Camp, for example, while aspects of Kitsch in Post-Modernism could fall into the Low Camp category.

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M. Booth (1983);
Jencks (1973a)

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campamp, camp, champ, clamp, cramp, damp, encamp, gamp, lamp, ramp, samp, scamp, stamp, tamp, tramp, vamp •firedamp • headlamp • wheel clamp •sidelamp • spotlamp • blowlamp •sunlamp •hemp, kemp, temp •blimp, chimp, crimp, gimp, imp, limp, pimp, primp, scrimp, shrimp, simp, skimp, wimp •chomp, clomp, comp, pomp, romp, stomp, swamp, tromp, whomp, yomp •bump, chump, clump, crump, dump, flump, frump, gazump, grump, hump, jump, lump, outjump, plump, pump, rump, scrump, slump, stump, sump, thump, trump, tump, ump, whump •ski-jump • showjump • handpump •mugwump

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cAMP

cAMP Biochem. cyclic AMP (adenosine 3'-5'-phosphate)

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