Camp vs Academy - What's the difference?

camp | academy |

As an initialism camp

is .

As a proper noun academy is

(classical studies|history) the school for advanced education founded by plato; the garden where plato taught brown, lesley, ed the shorter oxford english dictionary 5th oxford: oxford university press, 2003.

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(wikipedia camp)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) . The verb is from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), .


(en noun)
  • (label) Conflict; battle.
  • An outdoor place acting as temporary accommodation in tents or other temporary structures.
  • An organised event, often taking place in tents or temporary accommodation.
  • A base of a military group, not necessarily temporary.
  • A single hut or shelter.
  • a hunter's camp
  • The company or body of persons encamped.
  • * Macaulay
  • The camp broke up with the confusion of a flight.
  • A group of people with the same strong ideals or political leanings.
  • (uncommon) campus
  • (informal) A summer camp.
  • (agriculture) A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; called also burrow and pie.
  • (UK, obsolete) An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England.
  • (Halliwell)


    (en verb)
  • To fight; contend in battle or in any kind of contest; to strive with others in doing anything; compete.
  • To wrangle; argue.
  • To live in a tent or similar temporary accommodation.
  • We're planning to camp in the field until Sunday.
  • To set up a camp.
  • To afford rest or lodging for.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Had our great palace the capacity / To camp this host, we all would sup together.
  • (video games) To stay in an advantageous location in a video game, such as next to a power-up's spawning point or in order to guard an area.
  • The easiest way to win on this map is to camp the double damage.
    Go and camp the flag for the win.
    Derived terms
    * (l)


  • of or related to a camp
  • Derived terms

    * camper * campness * campfire * camp site, campsite * campstead, campsteading * campground * campestral * concentration camp * death camp * extermination camp * fat camp * spawn camping * summer camp

    Etymology 2

    Believed to be from Polari, otherwise obscure.listed in the Oxford English Dictionary'', second edition (1989) Suggested origins include the 17th century French word ''camper'', 'to put oneself in a pose',Douglas Harper, "camp (adj.)"] in: '' - Online Etymology Dictionary'', 2001ff an assumed dialectal English word ''camp'' or ''kemp'' meaning 'rough' or 'uncouth' and a derivation from ''camp'' (n.)Micheal Quinion, [ "Camp" in: ''World Wide Words , 2003


  • An affected]], [[exaggerate, exaggerated or intentionally tasteless style.
  • Adjective

  • Theatrical; making exaggerated gestures.
  • (of a, man) Ostentatiously effeminate.
  • Intentionally tasteless or vulgar, self-parodying.
  • Derived Terms

    * camp it up * campy










  • (classical studies, usually, capitalized) The garden where Plato taught. Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • (classical studies, usually, capitalized) Plato's philosophical system based on skepticism; Plato's followers.
  • An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university; typically a private school.
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  • A school or place of training in which some special art is taught.
  • the military academy''' at West Point; a riding '''academy'''; the '''Academy of Music.
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  • A society of learned people united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science.
  • the French Academy'''; the American '''Academy''' of Arts and Sciences; '''academies of literature and philology.
  • (obsolete) The knowledge disseminated in an Academy.
  • Academia.
  • A body of established opinion in a particular field, regarded as authoritative.
  • (UK, education) A school directly funded by central government, independent of local control.
  • Synonyms

    * (society of learned people) learned society

    Derived terms

    * academic * academical * academy figure * Academy of Sciences * laughing academy * national academy