Definition of camping in US English:

camping

noun

  • The activity of spending a vacation living in a camp, tent, or camper.

    ‘visitors can go camping in the vast wilderness surrounding the mountains’
    as modifier ‘a camping trip’
    • ‘Clean your boots and camping gear before setting out for other regions or countries, and again before returning home.’
    • ‘Camping may not be as uncomfortable as it used to be, but you have to admire the people who pack up and pitch a tent in Wales.’
    • ‘A group of young, inexperienced Boy Scouts wanted to go CAMPING!’
    • ‘Sarah, it seemed, was a bit worried about the camping.’
    • ‘When we went camping, Deirdre never wanted to be far from a real toilet and real showers.’
    • ‘She had been away on camping holidays with her family, but she had not stayed before in a hotel.’
    • ‘But no headphones, CD players, or other personal tune-out devices are allowed on the camping trips.’
    • ‘Bring your own water when you go camping or hiking, instead of drinking from sources like mountain streams.’
    • ‘Weekend tickets with free camping cost £105.’
    • ‘Traditionally, the company does less well in the first six months, given that camping tends to be a summertime pursuit.’
    • ‘Before Dean enters treatment, he and Terry head off for a camping trip in the mountains.’
    • ‘In the summer of 1966 I found myself on a little camping expedition with Agnes and Thalia Poons in Haverstraw, New York.’
    • ‘To me, camping conjures up images of that saucy scene in the Carry On movie when Babs Windsor bursts embarrassingly out of her bikini top while doing chest expansion exercises.’
    • ‘Kraemer was packing the car for a camping trip with his daughter.’
    • ‘There are excellent caravan and camping sites with pools, bars shops, and restaurants, ideal for children.’
    • ‘The laundry opens into the garage so wet camping gear and clothing can be brought directly into the house.’
    • ‘They decide to take a group of repeat juvenile offenders on a camping trip, with both funny and touching results.’
    • ‘Bears in Yosemite regularly damage cars, trailers, tents and camping equipment, while searching for more vittles.’
    • ‘Following a few years of respectable earnings increases, the holiday firm admitted in April that it had experienced a shortfall in camping bookings.’

Pronunciation

camping

/ˈkampiNG//ˈkæmpɪŋ/