camp-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: a shelter serving as a dwelling, often temporary

Commentary: CAMP[+lodging][+shelter][+temporary]
NOTE: focus is on lodging, not recreation, confinement or training

The cowboys set up camp by the river.
The aid workers are distributing food and medicines at several refugee camps.
She grew up living in various trailer camps.
You could hear the Evangelists camp meeting several blocks away. (meeting in a big tent)
The camp stove won't seem to light. (a small stove for outdoor cooking)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 7

Sense Number 2: a confinement, a prison for soldiers or political prisoners

Commentary: CAMP[+lodging][+confinement][+prison]

His grandfather survived a Nazi concentration camp.
They had set up labor camps for the political dissidents.
Those veterans spent two years in a prison camp during WW II.
Governments have put up memorials at several of the former death camps.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 3: site serving a recreational purpose, often for children

Commentary: CAMP[+site][+recreational][+summer/+tennis/+math]

The children learned how to canoe at summer camp.
Sally's son is going to math camp this summer. (specializing in math learning)
His younger son only goes to a day camp. (no sleep overs)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 4: center for training individuals, as in pro sports or the military

Commentary: CAMP[+site][+training][+military/+sports]

They discovered caches of weapons at what was believed to have been a terrorist training camp.
We got tickets to watch the Red Sox at their spring training camp.
Her son is at the Marines' boot camp on Paris Island.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 5: the people who dwell in a camp

Commentary: CAMP[+people][+dweller][+lodging]

The hobo shared his bottle of whiskey with the whole camp.
The girl found the camp unfriendly and snobbish.
The whole camp was gathered around a big bonfire telling ghost stories.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 6: a faction or wing, an ideology

Commentary: CAMP[+faction][+ideological][+political/+religious/+artistic]

The liberal and conservative camps have come together on this issue.
I'd put him in the camp of logical positivists, not the Kantian idealists.
I think she's come around and joined our camp as an advocate of the dog park.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 7: something considered trite but amusing

Commentary: CAMP[+quality][+amusing][+trite]

Sally is really into camp when it comes to decorating her home.
When it comes to films, John likes camp and Mary likes serious drama.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 8: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)