from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that camps, such as a person lodging temporarily in a tent or cabin.
  • noun A motor vehicle with space and equipment, either in a rear compartment or in an attached trailer, for sleeping and simple housekeeping, used for camping and recreational travel.
  • noun The rear compartment or attached trailer of such a vehicle.
  • noun A camper shell.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who plays at the game of camp.
  • noun One who camps out, or lives in a camp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who lodges temporarily in a hut or camp, especially who sleeps in a wilderness for recreation.
  • noun A person who stays at a summer camp or day camp.
  • noun A vehicle, such as a small truck, or a pickup truck with a hood over the back, equipped for convenience while camping out.
  • noun a person who is pleased with the situation in which s/he finds him/herself. Often used ironically or in understatement, especially in the negative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who camps, especially in a tent etc.
  • noun A motor vehicle with a rear compartment for living and sleeping in
  • noun video games A person who stays in one spot during a first-person shooting game.
  • adjective comparative form of camp: more camp

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone living temporarily in a tent or lodge for recreation
  • noun a recreational vehicle equipped for camping out while traveling


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