Meaning of “camping” in the English Dictionary

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"camping" in British English

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campingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkæm.pɪŋ/ us /ˈkæm.pɪŋ/

A2 the activity of staying in a tent on holiday:

We used to go camping in Spain when I was a child.
camping equipment

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  • We took a calor gas stove for cooking on when we went camping.
  • It's a good job they didn't go camping last weekend - the weather was awful.
  • We were weighed down with all our camping equipment - sleeping bags, gas cookers and pans.
  • I'm not keen on camping - I'd rather stay in a bed-and-breakfast where you are warm and dry.
  • The shop in town sells everything you need for camping, and has tents for hire at £10 a week.

(Definition of “camping” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"camping" in American English

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campingnoun [ U ]


the act of staying and sleeping in an outside area for one or more days and nights, usually in a tent:

In 1993, camping was the fifth most popular American vacation activity.

(Definition of “camping” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)