Camp vs Flag - What's the difference?

camp | flag |

As an initialism camp

is .

As a noun flag is

a piece of cloth, often decorated with an emblem, used as a visual signal or symbol or flag can be any of various plants with sword-shaped leaves, especially irises; specifically, iris pseudacorus or flag can be a slice of turf; a sod or flag can be a group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc.

As a verb flag is

to furnish or deck out with flags or flag can be to weaken, become feeble or flag can be to lay down flagstones.

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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










    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) flag, . More at (l), (l).


    (en noun)
  • A piece of cloth, often decorated with an emblem, used as a visual signal or symbol.
  • An exact representation of a flag (for example: a digital one used in websites).
  • (nautical) A flag flown by a ship to show the presence on board of the admiral; the admiral himself, or his flagship.
  • (nautical, often used attributively) A signal flag.
  • The use of a flag, especially to indicate the start of a race or other event.
  • (computer science) A variable or memory location that stores a true-or-false, yes-or-no value, typically either recording the fact that a certain event has occurred or requesting that a certain optional action take place.
  • (computer science) In a command line interface, a command parameter requesting optional behavior or otherwise modifying the action of the command being invoked.
  • (British) An abbreviation for capture the flag.
  • Synonyms
    * Boolean * switch
    Derived terms
    * antiflag * false flag * flagkini * freak flag * raise a flag * show the flag * white flag


  • To furnish or deck out with flags.
  • To mark with a flag, especially to indicate the importance of something.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 8 , author=Chris Bevan , title=Arsenal 1 - 1 Leeds , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Walcott was, briefly, awarded a penalty when he was upended in the box but referee Phil Dowd reversed his decision because Bendtner had been flagged offside. }}
  • To signal to, especially to stop a passing vehicle etc.
  • Please flag down a taxi for me.
  • To convey (a message) by means of flag signals.
  • to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance
  • To note, mark or point out for attention.
  • I've flagged up the need for further investigation into this.
    Users of the Internet forum can flag others' posts as inappropriate.
  • (computing) To signal (an event).
  • The compiler flagged three errors.
  • (computing) To set a program variable to true .
  • Flag the debug option before running the program.

    See also

    * banner * colour * ensign * jack * pennant * standard * vexillology

    Etymology 2

    Probably from (etyl).


  • To weaken, become feeble.
  • His strength flagged toward the end of the race.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • The pleasures of the town begin to flag .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=December 29 , author=Paul Doyle , title=Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=The sides took it in turns to err and excite before Newcastle flagged and Arsenal signalled their top-four credentials by blowing the visitors away. }}
  • To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
  • * T. Moore
  • as loose it [the sail] flagged around the mast
  • To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness.
  • to flag the wings
  • To enervate; to exhaust the vigour or elasticity of.
  • * Echard
  • Nothing so flags the spirits.

    Etymology 3

    Of uncertain origin; compare Danish .


    (en noun)
  • Any of various plants with sword-shaped leaves, especially irises; specifically, Iris pseudacorus .
  • * before 1899 , Robert Seymour Bridges, There is a Hill :
  • And laden barges float
    By banks of myosote;
    And scented flag and golden flower-de-lys
    Delay the loitering boat.
    Derived terms
    * sweet flag

    Etymology 4

    Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic flag


    (en noun)
  • A slice of turf; a sod.
  • A slab of stone; a flagstone, a flat piece of stone used for paving.
  • (geology) Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.
  • Verb

  • To lay down flagstones.
  • * Fred is planning to flag his patio this weekend.
  • Etymology 5


    (en noun)
  • A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc.
  • A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
  • The bushy tail of a dog such as a setter.
  • (music) A hook attached to the stem of a written note that assigns its rhythmic value
  • References

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