w chauncey camp


Walter Chauncey [chawn-see, chahn-] , 1859–1925, U.S. football coach and author.
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camp1 (kæmp)
1.  a place where tents, cabins, or other temporary structures are erected for the use of military troops, for training soldiers, etc
2.  the military life
3.  tents, cabins, etc, used as temporary lodgings by a group of travellers, holiday-makers, Scouts, etc
4.  the group of people living in such lodgings
5.  (South African) a field or paddock fenced off as pasture
6.  a group supporting a given doctrine or theory: the socialist camp
7.  (Austral) a place where sheep or cattle gather to rest
8.  (modifier) suitable for use in temporary quarters, on holiday, etc, esp by being portable and easy to set up: a camp bed; a camp chair
vb (often foll by down) (often foll by out)
9.  to establish or set up a camp
10.  to live temporarily in or as if in a tent
11.  (tr) to put in a camp
[C16: from Old French, ultimately from Latin campus field]

camp2 (kæmp)
1.  effeminate; affected in mannerisms, dress, etc
2.  homosexual
3.  consciously artificial, exaggerated, vulgar, or mannered; self-parodying, esp when in dubious taste
4.  (tr) to perform or invest with a camp quality
5.  camp it up
 a.  to seek to focus attention on oneself by making an ostentatious display, overacting, etc
 b.  to flaunt one's homosexuality
6.  a camp quality, style, etc
[C20: of uncertain origin]

Camp (kæmp)
Walter (Chauncey). 1859--1925, US sportsman and administrator; he introduced new rules to American football, which distinguished it from rugby.

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Word Origin & History

W.Gmc. *kampo-z, an early loan from L. campus "open field, level space" (cf. Fr. champ; see campus), especially "open space for military exercise." Originally borrowed as O.E. camp "contest," this was obsolete by mid-15c. Meaning "place where an army lodges temporarily" is
a later reborrowing (1520s), from Fr. camp, from It. campo, from the same L. source. Transferred to non-military senses 1550s. Meaning "body of adherents of a doctrine or cause" is 1871. The verb meaning "to encamp" is from 1540s. Camp-follower first attested 1810. Camp-meeting is from 1809, originally usually in reference to Methodists.

"tasteless," 1909, homosexual slang, perhaps from mid-17c. Fr. camper "to portray, pose" (as in se camper "put oneself in a bold, provocative pose"); popularized 1964 by Susan Sontag's essay "Notes on Camp." Campy is attested from 1959.
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Medical Dictionary

cAMP abbr.
cyclic AMP

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
cyclic adenosine monophosphate
  1. continuous air monitoring program

  2. cyclophosphamide doxorubicin methotrexate procarbazine

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Camp definition

During their journeys across the wilderness, the twelve tribes formed encampments at the different places where they halted (Ex. 16:13; Num. 2:3). The diagram here given shows the position of the different tribes and the form of the encampment during the wanderings, according to Num. 1:53; 2:2-31; 3:29, 35, 38; 10:13-28. The area of the camp would be in all about 3 square miles. After the Hebrews entered Palestine, the camps then spoken of were exclusively warlike (Josh. 11:5, 7; Judg. 5:19, 21; 7:1; 1 Sam. 29:1; 30:9, etc.).

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