Camp vs School - What's the difference?

camp | school |

As an initialism camp

is .

As a noun school is

a group of fish or a group of marine mammals such as porpoises, dolphins, or whales or school can be (us|canada)  an institution dedicated to teaching and learning; an educational institution.

As a verb school is

(of fish) to form into, or travel in a school or school can be to educate, teach, or train (often, but not necessarily, in a school).

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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









    (wikipedia school)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) . More at .

    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • A group of fish or a group of marine mammals such as porpoises, dolphins, or whales.
  • The divers encountered a huge school of mackerel.
  • A multitude.
  • Synonyms
    * (fish) shoal


    (en verb)
  • (of fish) To form into, or travel in a school.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) scole, from (etyl) . Influenced in some senses by (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (US, Canada)  An institution dedicated to teaching and learning; an educational institution.
  • (British)  An educational institution providing primary and secondary education, prior to tertiary education (college or university).
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Mark Tran
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=1, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Denied an education by war , passage=One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools'
  • Within a larger educational institution, an organizational unit, such as a department or institute, which is dedicated to a specific subject area.
  • (considered collectively) The followers of a particular doctrine; a particular way of thinking or particular doctrine; a school of thought.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=3 citation , passage=Here the stripped panelling was warmly gold and the pictures, mostly of the English school , were mellow and gentle in the afternoon light.}}
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • Let no man be less confident in his faith by reason of any difference in the several schools of Christians.
  • The time during which classes are attended or in session in an educational institution.
  • The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honours are held.
  • The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age.
  • He was a gentleman of the old school .
  • * A. S. Hardy
  • His face pale but striking, though not handsome after the schools .
    * (institution dedicated to teaching and learning) academy, college, university * (organizational unity within an educational institution) college, department, further education college, institute * (group of fish) shoal
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * boarding school * comprehensive school * cram school * elementary school * grade school * grammar school * high school * infant school * junior high school * junior school * magnet school * middle school * nursery school * old school * prep school * primary school * private school * public school * school age * schoolbag * school band * schoolbook * schoolboy * schoolchild * school day * schoolfellow * schoolfriend * schoolgirl * school holidays * schoolma'am * schoolmaster * schoolmistress * school night * school’s out * schoolteacher * schoolwork * secondary modern school * secondary school * state school * Sunday school * tell tales out of school * upper school


    (en verb)
  • To educate, teach, or train (often, but not necessarily, in a school.)
  • Many future prime ministers were schooled in Eton.
  • To defeat emphatically, to teach an opponent a harsh lesson.
  • * 1998 , Leigh Jones, "National bar exam methods win in ADA regulation test," , April 13,
  • A blind law graduate who put the National Conference of Bar Examiners to the test got schooled in federal court.
  • * {{quote-book, 2006, Steve Smith, Forever Red: Confessions Of A Cornhusker Football Fan, page=67
  • , passage=Two weeks later, the Cornhuskers put on their road whites again and promptly got schooled by miserable Iowa State in Ames. After the shocking loss
  • * 2007 , Peter David and Alvin Sargent, Spider-Man 3 , Simon and Schuster, ISBN 1416527214, pg. 216,
  • "You again?" Sandman demanded. "I guess you didn't learn your lesson."
    "This time I'm gonna school you."
  • To control, or compose, one's expression.
  • She took care to school her expression, not giving away any of her feelings.
    Derived terms
    * (l)

    See also

    * college * kindergarten * polytechnic * university *