temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"
a penal institution (often for forced labor); "China has many camps for political prisoners"
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"
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"
shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; "the living room was pure camp"