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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
camping
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a camp/camping site
▪ First they had to look for a camp site.
a skiing/camping/walking etc holiday
▪ They went on a camping holiday in France.
sporting/camping/skiing etc equipment
▪ Can you help me load the camping equipment into the boot, please?
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
go camping
▪ Scouts frequently go hiking and camping.
▪ And people living at Simonds Yat in Gloucestershire want to know why Hanger was allowed out of the jail to go camping.
▪ Einar always had his car when we went camping.
▪ There, they rehearsed, improvised, went camping and played, with Williams becoming one of the boys.
▪ They have this experience, and then they can go camping on their own.
▪ You remember Miranda when we went camping?
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Camping

Camp \Camp\ (k[a^]mp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Camped (k[a^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Camping.] To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers.

Had our great palace the capacity To camp this host, we all would sup together.
--Shak.

Camping

Camping \Camp"ing\, n.

  1. Lodging in a camp.

  2. [See Camp, n., 6] A game of football. [Prov. Eng.]

Wiktionary
camping

n. 1 (context uncountable English) The recreational activity of camp#Verb. 2 (context countable English) The act of setting up a camp. vb. (present participle of camp English)

WordNet
camping

n. the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp [syn: encampment, bivouacking, tenting]

Wikipedia
Camping (gaming)

In video gaming, camping is a tactic where a player obtains a static strategic position of advantage. This behaviour manifests in different ways depending on the underlying nature of the game (online text adventure, graphical MMO, first-person shooter, etc.), but invariably involves a player waiting in one location for the game (or other players of the game) to do something which they can take advantage of, often repeatedly. That camping is often seen as a method for circumventing much of the effort usually required to acquire a desired reward makes the activity contentious. Among many players, camping is considered tantamount to cheating, especially in deathmatch-type first-person shooter games. The most common reason for this is that if every player camps, there will be no opportunities for players to come into conflict, and thus there will be no game at all. However, by camping, a player is able to learn and adapt to the limited environment he/she is playing in; noting specific points to check repetitively. By following this method with little fault, a lower number of deaths can be achieved.

Multiple players camping in mutually supportive positions is referred to in some game types as turtling.

Camping

Camping is an elective outdoor recreational activity. Generally held, participants leave developed areas to spend time outdoors in more natural ones in pursuit of activities providing them enjoyment. To be regarded as "camping" a minimum of one night is spent outdoors, distinguishing it from day-tripping, picnicking, and other similarly short-term recreational activities. Camping can be enjoyed through all four seasons.

Camping may involve sheltering in the open air, a tent, a caravan, a motorhome, or a primitive structure. Luxury may be an element, as in early 20th century African safaris, but including accommodations in fully equipped fixed structures such as high-end sporting camps under the banner of "camping" blurs the line.

Camping as a recreational activity became popular among elites in the early 20th century. With time, it grew more democratic, and varied. Modern participants frequent publicly owned natural resources such as national and state parks, wilderness areas, and commercial campgrounds. Camping is a key part of many youth organizations around the world, such as Scouting, which use it to teach both self-reliance and teamwork.

Camping (disambiguation)

Camping is a recreational activity.

Camping may also refer to:

Camping (1978 film)

Camping is a 1978 Dutch film directed bys Nolan Dow.

Camping (2006 film)

Camping is a 2006 French comedy film directed by Fabien Onteniente. Two sequel have been made, Camping 2 in 2010 and Camping 3 in 2016.

Camping (game)

Camping, also known as campyon, campan, or campball was a Medieval football game played in England. It appears to have been popular in Norfolk and other parts of East Anglia. Of all the traditional forms of football played in Europe, it appears to have been one of the toughest and most dangerous. This probably explains why it died out during the early 19th century.

The first ever English-Latin dictionary, Promptorium parvulorum (ca. 1440), offers the following definition of camp ball: "Campan, or playar at foott balle, pediluson; campyon, or champion" 1

The game was originally played in the middle of town where the objective was to take the ball to the opposing side of town. It was later played in the country often in a special field set aside for the purpose known as a camping-place, camping close or camping pightle. A reminder of this old game can be found in Swaffham where, behind the market place lies the Camping land where the game was played. The custom in Medieval times was to play games after Church services and often camping fields were sited near the Church.

Although this game was rough, it was not without rules. In fact there is evidence from Moore (1823) that there were teams, goals, rules and even ball passing between team members (a development often attributed to much later):

Matches were often between rival parishes and stirred local passions. According to the historian Moore, writing in 1823, "amid shouting and roaring of the population the players were not disposed to treat one another gently." Some games even turned so nasty that there was serious injury and loss of life.

It was recorded that a match at Diss Common in the early nineteenth century was so brutal that nine men were killed or died of their injuries. While some people thought that camping was a combination of all athletic excellence others saw it as little more than a stand up fight. The contest for the ball 'never ends without black eyes and bloody noses, broken heads or shins, and some serious mischief,' a writer said in 1830 when camping popularity was at its height.

A modified game called "civil play" banned boxing as a component of the game. The game was played by passing the ball from hand to hand. To score, a player had to carry the ball through his own goal. Matches were usually for the best of seven or nine goals or snotches which normally took two or three hours, but a game of fourteen hours had been recorded in a county match.

A feature of so-called friendly matches were prizes for those who played well. These consisted of money, hats, gloves or shoes. Incidents of violence seem in the end to have turned public opinion against camping and it was gradually replaced by a gentler kicking game. This game had roused great scorn amongst camping enthusiasts when it first began to make its influence felt in the 1830s.

Camping (computing)

Camping is the act of, once connected to some types of server, remaining connected (if not active) on that server. The purpose of this type of camping is usually malicious. For example, if a public FTP server allows only 5 users to be connected at any given time, a group of five people camping on this server denies access to all others attempting to download or upload from the server. Many commercial servers have protections against such activity, including the ability to detect and ban idle users after predetermined amounts of time.

This is not to be confused with camping in computer games.

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Camping (microframework)

Camping is a web application microframework written in Ruby which consistently stays under 4 KB - the complete source code can be viewed on a single A4 sheet.

It was created and updated by _why until version 1.5. Around that time Why's focus shifted towards Hackety Hack and related project Shoes. _why provided Judofyr (a major contributor) with admin access on rubyforge.org and other sites. Judofyr took over as de facto head of the project. Since then Camping has been a community driven framework with contributions from many people and a small but helpful community. While Judofyr is sometimes seen as a leader, he's insisted camping be governed by consensus on the very active mailing list. Why's eventual departure solidified the project as being communally run, and is notable for being one of the few former why the lucky stiff projects to be taken over by the community before why's disappearance. Current editions of Camping are available from GitHub and are distributed as a RubyGem.

Camping (Parks and Recreation)

"Camping" is the eighth episode of the third season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, and the 38th overall episode of the series. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on March 24, 2011. In the episode, the parks department goes on a camping trip to think of a way to follow up on the harvest festival, but Leslie struggles to come up with an idea. Meanwhile, Chris returns to Pawnee as the new city manager, as Ann continues trying to cope with their recent break-up.

The episode was written by Aisha Muharrar and directed by Rob Schrab. It marked the reappearance of Rob Lowe, who was originally expected to depart the show after the episode " Indianapolis" after a recurring guest role, but instead joined the regular cast. "Camping" featured guest appearances by Phil Reeves as outgoing city manager Paul and Annie O'Donnell as the owner of a bed and breakfast.

Prior to the episode's broadcast, Rashida Jones said she liked the new storylines that had developed for Ann Perkins' character, preferring that she remain single than simply get back together with Chris. According to Nielsen Media Research, "Camping" was seen by 5.15 million household viewers, a 39 percent increase from the previous episode, " Harvest Festival". The episode received generally positive reviews, with several commentators praising Jones' performance and the new direction her character was taking.

Usage examples of "camping".

CAMPING OUT A WILDERNESS ROMANCE WHAT SOME PEOPLE CALL PLEASURE HOW I KILLED A BEAR So many conflicting accounts have appeared about my casual encounter with an Adirondack bear last summer that in justice to the public, to myself, and to the bear, it is necessary to make a plain statement of the facts.

The big alligator farms pulled people in, and then they stayed and paid good tourist dollars for airboat rides, canoe treks along the endless canals at sunset, and even camping in traditional chickees.

Superintendent of the Terai and Bhabar, Anderson had only to perform a part of the duties that had been performed by his predecessor Ramsay, but he had wide administrative powers, and that afternoon, while our tents were being pitched on the camping ground at Boksar, Anderson told the assembled people to sit down, adding that he would listen to any complaints they had to make and receive any petitions they wished to present.

Stanley, in whispers upon his return from Wallops, he acknowledged that he must act quickly, and he suggested a camping trip to the undeveloped marshes east of Chincoteague, and the family responded enthusiastically.

Dan Happersett knew the camping spot, so I went with him, and together we took a big circle through the encinal, keeping alert for game signs.

Iowa camping circle was divided into two half-circles, occupied by two phratries of four gentes each.

While they have gentes, they have no camping circle, as their priscan habitat was in a forest region.

But she wanted Mikayla to see in detail the land she would be bound to, and so, on the day she sent Ayah off by lammergeier, she mounted one fronial and loaded supplies and camping gear on a second and set out for the Citadel to the south where her sister Anigel had lived and died.

There are only four required ones that are terribly different: camping, Mooncraft, pathfinding, and pioneering.

She wondered how he knew so much about camping, considering he spent most of his nights in Moonglow sneaking into her window and sleeping on the floor of her room.

And he had gone on to talk about surf-boarding among the rocks, nude parties on a rockbound coast where the Pacific rollers swept in from the China Sea five thousand miles and more away, fishing and hunting and camping on the shores of lonely inlets.

Once a white man in an unbuttoned uniform, camping on the path with an armed escort of lank Zanzibaris, very hospitable and festive-- not to say drunk.

But big Churi shouted the loudest and explained to them the arrangements of the day: first, all would go to church, and during that time, he and his officers would go to find out the best place for camping and for the battle.

At the southern end of the lake are the edifices of the Corinna Institute, a favorite school for young ladies, where large numbers of the daughters of America are fitted, so far as education can do it, for all stations in life, from camping out with a husband at the mines in Nevada to acting the part of chief lady of the land in the White House at Washington.

I was wondering what he was really like, this man who belonged to a bygone world of tourist safaris and game parks, who had nursed wounded elephants, lived with them in the wild, and had now walked blithely into the territory of this new black regime, camping here regardless of its security forces.