Definition of camps

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • camps is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 11
  • camps is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 11
  • camps is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 14

Definition of camps


  • an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. clique
    2. coterie
    3. ingroup
    4. inner circle
    5. pack
  • establish or set up a camp (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. camp down
  • a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months (noun)

    Examples

    1. city kids get to see the country at a summer camp

    Synonyms

    1. summer camp
  • shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. refugee camp
  • temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers (noun)

    Examples

    1. wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling

    Synonyms

    1. bivouac
    2. cantonment
    3. encampment
  • live in or as if in a tent (verb)

    Examples

    1. Can we go camping again this summer?
    2. The houseguests had to camp in the living room

    Synonyms

    1. bivouac
    2. camp out
    3. encamp
    4. tent
  • providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities (adjective)

    Examples

    1. they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect
    2. campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's

    Synonyms

    1. campy
  • a group of people living together in a camp (noun)

    Examples

    1. the whole camp laughed at his mistake
  • a penal institution (often for forced labor) (noun)

    Examples

    1. China has many camps for political prisoners
  • give an artificially banal or sexual quality to (verb)
  • something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality (noun)

    Examples

    1. the living room was pure camp
  • temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers (noun)

    Examples

    1. level ground is best for parking and camp areas

See definition of camps in Merriam Webster

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