camping

Definitions

  • HANCE'S CAMP
    HANCE'S CAMP
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n camping the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A CAMPING-STATION A CAMPING-STATION
Winter Logging Camp. Itasco County, Minnesota Winter Logging Camp. Itasco County, Minnesota
The bear invades the sugar party camp The bear invades the sugar party camp
THE CAMP AT CHOBHAM THE CAMP AT CHOBHAM
A BIT OF THE CAMP A BIT OF THE CAMP
THE CAMP.—A NIGHT SURPRISE THE CAMP.—A NIGHT SURPRISE
THE CAMP THE CAMP
Walter Camp Walter Camp

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Van Camp's Pork and Beans were a staple food for Union soldiers in the Civil War.
    • Camping A game of football.
    • Camping Lodging in a camp.
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Quotations

  • Thomas E. Dewey
    Thomas E. Dewey
    “If you're not in New York, you're camping out.”
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan%20Sontag
    “Camp is a vision of the world in terms of style -- but a particular kind of style. It is love of the exaggerated.”
  • Mao Zedong
    Mao%20Zedong
    “The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue.”

Idioms

Have a foot in both camps - Someone who plays a part or who is involved in two different groups of people, opinions, ways of thinking or living, etc, has a foot in both camps.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Camp (n.), 6

Usage

In literature:

That night, according to my custom, I spanceled my horse at a considerable distance from my camp.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Abandoned Camps.= (=a=) Indications are found in the remains of camp fires.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Their camp is right next to ours, and it is called Camp Roy.
"The Associate Hermits" by Frank R. Stockton
They refused to return to the hut, and camped on the verandah, the single men remaining on watch.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
It is the high-toned corner of the camp.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
We were shifted from our last camping ground yesterday afternoon, and have arrived here.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
He gone too much off from de camp.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
I was placed in a camp which was one of a series of camps stretching along a winding valley.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
Down on the flats along the railway a dozen camps of Klondikers were set exposed to the dust and burning sun.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
There was a great jangling and banging, for our tin camp-stoves kept the noise going.
"Letters on an Elk Hunt" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
They called the camp Hopeful then.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
When she returned to the group of her friends, still eagerly discussing the plane for their camping trip, her footsteps lagged.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
He's the boss of the Atwater lumber camp this winter, with two crews under him and out to make a record cut.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
And he knew that somewhere out in that always increasing bigness lay the great camp for which they were bound.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
The First Regiment left Camp Sprague for home, marching by our camp.
"Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery" by Theodore Reichardt
We will pitch our camp for the night on that height, and the land of the Alemanni will be defenceless before us.
"A Captive of the Roman Eagles" by Felix Dahn
No more was said of camping.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
Every girl entering a Scout camp has placed before her a camp program which if taken advantage of offers her the best the camp affords.
"Campward Ho!" by Unknown
The Gallic camp, composed of tents and light but solid barracks, is massed around Mayence, which dominates it.
"The Casque's Lark" by Eugène Sue
The nearer the sun sank to the horizon the more strongly he felt that it was impossible for him to spend that night in the cavalry camp.
"The Red Mustang" by William O. Stoddard
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In poetry:

Too oft, within this camp of Thine,
Rebellions murmurs rise;
Sin cannot bear to see Thee shine
So awful to her eyes.
"Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
And though 'tis dismal rainy,
Even now with thoughts of Him,
Camp-life looks extra cheery,
And death a deal less grim.
"A Rainy Day in Camp" by Anonymous Americas
Let us keep our Christmas night
In the camp-light shine;
Warm your hands at the trench's fire–
They still hold mine.
"In The Trenches" by Katherine Hale
The sutlers, too, he did ordain
For licenses should pay,
Which they refused with just disdain,
And fled the camp away.
"The Viceroy. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
Then camp opposed to camp did they
Fret earth with panther claws
For signal of a bloody day,
Each reading from the Laws.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
Aha! a traitor in the camp,
A rebel strangely bold,—
A lisping, laughing, toddling scamp,
Not more than four years old!
"To A Usurper" by Eugene Field

In news:

Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp will host a concert of contemporary Christian music at 6:30 pm Saturday in the camp's chapel-auditorium.
Oklahoma State locks up its preseason camp pretty tight, but early returns are good on Wes Lunt after the first half of his fall camp.
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow runs with the ball at training camp on July 29 in Cortland, N.Y. Tebowmania turned into Wrestlemania for the Jets during one big training camp throwdown.
One of my favorite things about camping is roasting marshmallos by the camp fire and then making those smellos into s'mores.
Winter Nature Camp Description: A winter nature camp is being held at the Langwood Education Center near Grandview is being December 27th and the 28th for kids in preschool through sixth grade.
The camp is a coeducational, academic camp that emphasizes education in natural history and environmental studies.
In a story headlined "Camps to focus on reading skills," which appeared Friday, May 18, on Page B1, the phone number listed for the camps was incorrect.
CAMP LEJEUNE — Officials at Camp Lejeune are scheduled to celebrate the opening of a new, $29 million center for wounded warriors and their families.
Part-time Tucsonan Thomas C Adler shares his love of summer camp in 'Campingly Yours'.
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians will host an Open House April 2 from 2 to 5 pm for parents and guardians interested in sending their daughters to summer camp at Camp Tanasi.
This issue of Camping Magazine is about scholarship, fundraising, and outreach opportunities for ALL camps.
HYDE SQ.—Girls Rock Camp Boston (GRCB) is not a camp for the timid.
OctoberWest is designed specifically for Camp Directors - those individuals who are responsible for designing, planning, managing and supervising camp programs and staff.
Because of Camp ® Video Print How the camp experience has changed lives is one of the most powerful benefits of camp.
Camp, and the experiences of camp, defines us even as adults.
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In science:

Camp, “Interferometric testbed for nanometer level stabilization of environmental motion over long time scales,” Appl.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
To what extent are the agents rational? And what does it mean that an agent is rational? This has divided scholars into different camps.
Evolutionary Exploration of the Finitely Repeated Prisoners' Dilemma--The Effect of Out-of-Equilibrium Play
Camps, et al., “Construction, test and operation in a high intensity beam of a small system of micro-strip gas chambers,” Nucl.
Summary and Outlook of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors (DESY, Hamburg, October, 2001)
In general, we expect that the causal model for reasoning about forest fires would involve many other variables; in particular, variables for other potential causes of forest fires such as lightning and unattended campfires.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
Since for causality we assume that all the relevant facts are given, we can assume here that it is known that there were no unattended campfires and there was no lightning, which makes it safe to ignore that portion of the causal model.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
Perhaps more interesting is to consider a causal model with other possible causes, such as lightning and unattended campfires.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
These fields statistically average over the small grains, which for gold surfaces can be micron size and produce RMS surface potential variations of order 1 mV on mm length scales (Camp, 1992).
Possibilities for Measurement and Compensation of Stray DC Electric Fields Acting on Drag-Free Test Masses
From the base camp, field trips spanning several weeks and extending significant distances were executed by teams of three.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
Instead of the name that we gave it ”resonance on overtones of epicyclical frequency”, it was named ”ultra harmonic resonance” in the papers of Lin’s camp.
West-Side Story (On the History of Density-Wave Spiral Theories in the 1960s)
Now, to reach the summit in 1953, we must first return to the base camp of human genetic linkage analysis, which is undoubtedly the work of R.A.
1953: An unrecognized summit in human genetic linkage analysis
Martha Stewart has been exercising, reading and making friends in prison, but the food at the minimum-security prison camp in West Virginia is ”terrible,” the domestic diva’s daughter said.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
This pro ject was developed at several Planar Algebra Programming Camps organized by the authors and Emily Peters, and hosted by Vaughan Jones.
Subfactors of index less than 5, part 1: the principal graph odometer
For a ll o ther instrume nts, spare units we re p urc ha sed to minimize downt ime in cas e o f ma lfunc t io n. A d iffere nt kind o f red unda nc y was a lso inst ituted ear ly in the camp a ign: the red und a nc y o f e xpe rt ise.
Lessons learned from the TMT site testing campaign
In its stead, there is a mild hint at 125 GeV, where, though chastised by the (forced-by-LHC) retreat to above TeV scale, the supersymmetry camp draws the momentary warmth.
Some Unfinished Thoughts on Strong Yukawa Couplings
Although his original position was solidly in the frequentist camp, he shifted, somewhat influenced by classical Bayesian ideas.
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work
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