What is camp?

  • (noun): A site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months.
    Example: "City kids get to see the country at a summer camp"
    Synonyms: summer camp
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Camp (style)
... Camp is an aesthetic sensibility that regards something as appealing or humorous because of its ridiculousness to the viewer ... The concept is related to kitsch, and things with camp appeal may also be described as being "cheesy" ... American writer Susan Sontag's essay Notes on "Camp" (1964) emphasised its key elements as artifice, frivolity, naïve middle-class pretentiousness, and ‘shocking’ excess ...
Camp (style) - Distinguishing Between Kitsch and Camp
... The words "camp" and "kitsch" are often used interchangeably both may relate to art, literature, music, or any object that carries an aesthetic value ... However, "kitsch" refers specifically to the work itself, whereas "camp" is a mode of performance ... Camp, as Susan Sontag observed, is always a way of consuming or performing culture "in quotation marks." However, Sontag also distinguishes the difference between "naive" and "deliberate" camp ...
... CAMP may stand for Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) Cathelicidin, or Cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide Campaign Against Marijuana Planting Central Atlantic Magmatic Province CAMP (company), an Italian ...
Tonkawa, Oklahoma - History - Camp Tonkawa
... During World War II, Tonkawa was home to Camp Tonkawa, a Prisoner of War camp ... Camp Tonkawa remained in operation from August 30, 1943 to September 1, 1945 ...
Camp (style) - Origins and Development
... Camp derives from the French slang term se camper, meaning "to pose in an exaggerated fashion". 1909 as the first print citation of camp as ostentatious, exaggerated, affected, theatrical effeminate or homosexual pertaining to, characteristic of ... So as a noun, ‘camp’ behaviour, mannerisms, et cetera ...

More definitions of "camp":

  • (noun): Temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers.
    Example: "Wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
    Synonyms: encampment, cantonment, bivouac
  • (verb): Live in or as if in a tent.
    Example: "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"
    Synonyms: encamp, camp out, bivouac, tent
  • (adj): Providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities.
    Example: "They played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect"
    Synonyms: campy
  • (noun): A prison for forced laborers.
    Example: "China has many work camps for political prisoners"
  • (noun): Something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality.
    Example: "The livingroom was pure camp"
  • (verb): Establish or set up a camp.
    Synonyms: camp down
  • (noun): Shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs.
    Synonyms: refugee camp
  • (verb): Give an artificially banal or sexual quality to.
  • (noun): A group of people living together in a camp.
    Example: "The whole camp laughed at his mistake"
  • (noun): Temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers.
    Example: "Level ground is best for parking and camp areas"

Famous quotes containing the word camp:

    All of us recognize the great benefits to our own nation and to the world of a strong and progressive Iran. Your support of the Camp David accords and your encouragement of the leaders who are or may be involved in consummating the peace effort would be very valuable.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)

    When the weather is bad as it was yesterday, everybody, almost everybody, feels cross and gloomy. Our thin linen tents—about like a fish seine, the deep mud, the irregular mails, the never to-be-seen paymasters, and “the rest of mankind,” are growled about in “old-soldier” style. But a fine day like today has turned out brightens and cheers us all. We people in camp are merely big children, wayward and changeable.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Detachment is the prerogative of an elite; and as the dandy is the nineteenth century’s surrogate for the aristocrat in matters of culture, so Camp is the modern dandyism. Camp is the answer to the problem: how to be a dandy in the age of mass culture.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)