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Camp Springs
a city in central Maryland, near Washington, D.C. 16,118. * * *
camp stove
a portable stove used for cooking or heating, esp. outdoors. [1860-65, Amer.] * * *
Camp, Walter
▪ American sportsman in full  Walter Chauncey Camp  born April 7, 1859, New Britain, Conn., U.S. died March 14, 1925, New York, N.Y.  sports authority best known for having ...
Camp,Walter Chauncey
Camp (kămp), Walter Chauncey. 1859-1925. American football coach and promoter who developed many of the sport's basic rules. * * *
Campagna
/kam pahn"yeuh, keuhm-/; It. /kahm pah"nyah/, n., pl. Campagne /-pahn"yay/; It. /-pah"nye/ for 2. 1. a low plain surrounding the city of Rome, Italy. 2. (l.c.) any flat open ...
Campagna di Roma
Campagna di Roma [käm pä′nyä dē rō̂′mä] low-lying plain in central Italy, around Rome: c. 800 sq mi (2,072 sq km) * * * ▪ plain, Italy       lowland plain ...
Campagnadi Roma
Cam·pa·gna di Ro·ma (kăm-pänʹyə dē rōʹmə, -mä, käm-) A low-lying region surrounding Rome, Italy. It was a favorite residential area during ancient times but was ...
Campagnola, Domenico
▪ Italian artist born c. 1500, Venice, Republic of Venice [Italy] died c. 1563, Padua, Republic of Venice       Italian painter and printmaker and one of the first ...
Campagnola, Giulio
▪ Italian artist born c. 1482, , Padua, republic of Venice [Italy] died after 1514       Italian painter and engraver who anticipated by over two centuries the ...
campaign
—campaigner, n. /kam payn"/, n. 1. Mil. a. military operations for a specific objective. b. Obs. the military operations of an army in the field for one season. 2. a systematic ...
campaign button
a disk-shaped pin worn by a supporter of a political candidate, usually bearing the name of the candidate and often a slogan or the candidate's picture. [1895-1900, Amer.] * * *
campaign chest
1. money collected and set aside for use in a campaign, esp. a political one; a campaign fund. 2. a low chest of drawers having handles at each side for lifting. * * *
Campaign for Real Ale
➡ CAMRA. * * *
campaign fund
money for a campaign, as of a political candidate, usually acquired through contributions by supporters. [1900-05, Amer.] * * *
campaign furniture
furniture, as chests or desks, having metal hinges on the corners and handles on the sides. [from the original use of such furniture by soldiers on campaign] * * * ▪ ...
campaign hat
1. a felt hat with a broad, stiff brim and four dents in the crown, formerly worn by personnel in the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. 2. a hat resembling this, worn as part of a ...
campaign medal
Mil. See service medal. * * *
campaign ribbon
a distinctively colored ribbon, either on a small, narrow bar or in the form of a strip, representing a military campaign participated in by the wearer. * * *
Campaign to Protect Rural England
(abbr CPRE) a pressure group that aims to preserve the English countryside in its natural state and prevent people from building on the land. * * *
campaigner
See campaign. * * *
Campaldino, Battle of
▪ Italian history       (June 11, 1289), in Italian history, a battle between Florence and Arezzo, an episode in the struggles among rival Tuscan towns and in the ...
Campan, Jeanne-Louise-Henriette Genest
▪ French educator Genest also spelled  Genêt   born Nov. 6, 1752, Paris died March 16, 1822, Mantes, Fr.       preeminent educator of Napoleonic France and champion ...
Campana, Dino
▪ Italian poet born Aug. 20, 1885, Marradi, Italy died March 1, 1932, Florence       innovative Italian lyric poet who is almost as well known for his tragic, ...
Campanella, Roy
▪ 1994       ("CAMPY"), U.S. baseball player (b. Nov. 19, 1921, Homestead, Pa.—d. June 26, 1993, Woodland Hills, Calif.), was a sensational catcher and home-run ...
Campanella, Tommaso
▪ Italian philosopher and poet original name  Giovanni Domenico Campanella   born Sept. 5, 1568, Stilo, Kingdom of Naples [Italy] died May 21, 1639, Paris, ...
Campanelli, Pauline Eble
▪ 2002       American artist (b. Jan. 25, 1943, Bronx, N.Y.—d. Nov. 29, 2001, Pohatcong township, N.J.), painted superrealist still lifes that, while never of much ...
Campani, Giuseppe
▪ Italian inventor born 1635, Castel San Felice [Italy] died July 28, 1715, Rome, Papal States       Italian optical-instrument (optics) maker who invented a ...
Campania
—Campanian, adj., n. /kam pay"nee euh, -payn"yeuh/; It. /kahm pah"nyah/, n. a region in SW Italy. 5,346,828; 5214 sq. mi. (13,505 sq. km). Cap.: Naples. * * * Region (pop., ...
Campanian Stage
▪ geology       fifth of six main divisions (in ascending order) in the Upper Cretaceous Series, representing rocks deposited worldwide during the Campanian Age, which ...
campanile
/kam'peuh nee"lee, -neel"/; It. /kahm'pah nee"le/, n., pl. campaniles, campanili /-nee"lee/. a bell tower, esp. one freestanding from the body of a church. [1630-40; < It, equiv. ...
Campanis, Alexander Sebastian
▪ 1999       Greek-born American baseball executive whose 44-year career with the Dodgers (in both Brooklyn, N.Y., and Los Angeles), which included the 1981 World Series ...
campanologist
See campanology. * * *
campanology
—campanological /kam'peuh nl oj"i keuhl/, adj. —campanologically, adv. —campanologist, campanologer, n. /kam'peuh nol"euh jee/, n. the principles or art of making bells, ...
campanula
/kam pan"yeuh leuh/, n. any plant of the genus Campanula, comprising the bellflowers. [1655-65; < NL, equiv. to LL campan(a) bell (see CAMPANILE) + L -ula -ULE] * * *
Campanulaceae
▪ plant family  the bellflower family, containing 84 genera and about 2,400 species of mostly herbaceous (nonwoody) plants, many with showy, blue, bell-like flowers. The ...
campanulaceous
/kam pan'yeuh lay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Campanulaceae, the bellflower family of plants. Cf. bellflower family. [1820-30; < NL Campanulace(ae) name of the family (see ...
campanulate
/kam pan"yeuh lit, -layt'/, adj. bellshaped, as a corolla. [1660-70; < NL campanulatus. See CAMPANULA, -ATE1] * * *
Campari
Campari [käm pä′rē] n. a bitter Italian aperitif, often mixed with soda water as a drink * * *
Campaspe River
▪ river, Australia       river in central Victoria, Australia. It rises in the Eastern Highlands 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Melbourne and flows northward past ...
Campbell
/kam"beuhl, kam"euhl/, n. 1. Alexander, 1788-1866, U.S. religious leader, born in Ireland: cofounder with his father, Thomas, of the Disciples of Christ Church. 2. Colen ...
Campbell family
or Campbells of Argyll Scottish noble family. The Campbells of Lochow gained prominence in the later Middle Ages. In 1457 Colin Campbell, Baron Campbell died 1493 , was ...
Campbell Hill
▪ hill, Ohio, United States       highest point (1,549 feet [472 metres]) in Ohio, U.S. It lies in Logan county, just east of Bellefontaine, in the west-central part of ...
Campbell Island
▪ island, New Zealand       outlying volcanic island of New Zealand, in the South Pacific Ocean, 400 miles (644 km) south of South Island. It has an area of 41 square ...
Campbell River
▪ British Columbia, Canada       district municipality, at the mouth of the Campbell River on the east coast of Vancouver Island, southwestern British Columbia, ...
Campbell Soup Company
▪ American company       American manufacturer incorporated in 1922 but dating to a canning firm first established in 1869. It is the world's largest manufacturer of ...
Campbell University
▪ university, Buies Creek, North Carolina, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Buies Creek, North Carolina, U.S., affiliated ...
Campbell, Alexander
▪ American clergyman born Sept. 12, 1788, near Ballymena, County Antrim, Ire. died March 4, 1866, Bethany, W.Va., U.S.  American clergyman, writer, and founder of the ...
Campbell, Bebe Moore
▪ 2007       American novelist (b. Feb. 18, 1950, Philadelphia, Pa.—d. Nov. 27, 2006, Los Angeles, Calif.), examined race relations in the U.S. in a series of ...
Campbell, David
▪ Australian poet in full  David Watt Ian Campbell  born July 16, 1915, Ellerslie, N.S.W., Austl. died July 29, 1979, Canberra, A.C.T.       Australian lyrical poet ...
Campbell, Donald Malcolm
▪ British race–car driver born March 23, 1921, Horley, Surrey, Eng. died Jan. 4, 1967, Coniston Water, Lancashire       British motorboat and automobile driver who ...
Campbell, Douglas Houghton
▪ American botanist born Dec. 16, 1859, Detroit, Mich., U.S. died Feb. 24, 1953, Palo Alto, Calif.  American botanist known for his research concerning modes of sexual ...
Campbell, E. Simms
▪ American cartoonist in full  Elmer Simms Campbell   born Jan. 2, 1906, St. Louis, Mo., U.S. died Jan. 27, 1971, White Plains, N.Y.       first black American ...
Campbell, John Archibald
born June 24, 1811, Washington, Ga., U.S. died March 12, 1889, Baltimore, Md. U.S. jurist. After being admitted to the bar at age 18, he moved to Alabama, where he gained a ...
Campbell, John D.
▪ 2008 born April 8, 1955, Ailsa Craig, Ont.       On Feb. 25, 2007, the U.S. Harness Writers Association awarded Canadian Hall of Famer John D. Campbell the title of ...
Campbell, John McLeod
▪ Scottish theologian born May 4, 1800, Kilninver, Argyllshire, Scot. died Feb. 27, 1872, Roseneath, Dumbartonshire       Scots theologian, intellectual leader, and ...
Campbell, John W.
▪ American author and editor in full  John Wood Campbell, Jr.   born June 8, 1910, Newark, N.J., U.S. died July 11, 1971, Mountainside, N.J.       American ...
Campbell, Joseph
born March 26, 1904, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 31, 1987, Honolulu, Hawaii U.S. author of works on comparative mythology. He studied English literature and taught at Sarah ...
Campbell, Kim
orig. Avril Phaedra Campbell born March 10, 1947, Port Alberni, B.C., Can. Prime minister of Canada (1993). She taught political science at the University of British Columbia ...
Campbell, Mrs. Patrick
orig. Beatrice Stella Tanner born Feb. 9, 1865, London, Eng. died April 9, 1940, Pau, France British actress. She married at age 19 and made her stage debut in 1888, winning ...
Campbell, Roy
▪ South African poet in full  Ignatius Roy Dunnachie Campbell   born Oct. 2, 1901, Durban, S.Af. died April 22, 1957, near Setúbal, Port.       poet whose vigorous ...
Campbell, Sir Malcolm
▪ British race–car driver born March 11, 1885, Chislehurst, Kent [now in Greater London], Eng. died Dec. 31, 1948, Reigate, Surrey  British automobile-racing driver who set ...
Campbell, Sir Menzies
▪ 2007  Sir Menzies Campbell became leader of the United Kingdom's Liberal Democratic Party on March 2, 2006. He took the helm of the smallest of the U.K.'s three main ...
Campbell, Thomas
▪ British poet born July 27, 1777, Glasgow, Scot. died June 15, 1844, Boulogne, France  Scottish poet, remembered chiefly for his sentimental and martial lyrics; he was also ...
Campbell, William Wallace
▪ American astronomer born April 11, 1862, Hancock county, Ohio, U.S. died June 14, 1938, San Francisco, Calif.  astronomer known particularly for his spectrographic ...
Campbell,Avril Phaedra
Campbell, Avril Phaedra. Known as “Kim.” Born 1947. Canadian lawyer and politician who was the first woman prime minister of Canada (1993). * * *
Campbell,Joseph
Campbell, Joseph. 1904-1987. American mythologist who wrote numerous influential works, including The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949) and the four-volume Masks of God ...
Campbell,Mrs. Patrick
Campbell, Mrs. Patrick. Originally Beatrice Stella Tanner. 1865-1940. British actress who was the first to portray Eliza in Pygmalion (1913), a part written for her by George ...
Campbell-Bannerman
/kam"beuhl ban"euhr meuhn, kam"euhl-/, n. Sir Henry, 1836-1908, British statesman, born in Ireland: prime minister 1905-08. * * *
Campbell-Bannerman, Sir Henry
orig. Henry Campbell born Sept. 7, 1836, Glasgow, Scot. died April 22, 1908, London, Eng. British politician. A member of the House of Commons from 1868, he was elected leader ...
Campbell-Bannerman,Sir Henry
Camp·bell-Ban·ner·man (kăm'bəl-bănʹər-mən, kăm'əl-), Sir Henry. 1836-1908. British politician who was the Liberal Party leader during the Boer War (1899-1902) and ...
Campbellism
/kam"beuh liz'euhm, kam"euh-/, n. the practices and principles of the Disciples of Christ. [1835-45, Amer.; A. CAMPBELL + -ISM] * * *
Campbellite
/kam"beuh luyt', kam"euh-/, n. Sometimes Offensive. a member of the Disciples of Christ. [1820-30, Amer.; A. CAMPBELL + -ITE1] * * *
Campbellsville
▪ Kentucky, United States  city, seat of Taylor county, central Kentucky, U.S. It lies near the juncture of the Bluegrass, Pennyroyal, and Knobs regions, 85 miles (137 km) ...
Campbelltown
▪ New South Wales, Australia       city within the Sydney metropolitan area, eastern New South Wales, southeastern Australia. In 1810 it was proclaimed the town of ...
Campbell’s soups{™}
a range of soups produced by the US Campbell Soup Company and sold especially in cans. They were first made in 1897 and were advertised for a long time by two children with round ...
Campbeltown
/kam"beuhl town'/, n. a seaport on the Kintyre peninsula, in SW Scotland: resort. 5961. * * * ▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       small royal burgh (town) and seaport, ...
campcraft
/kamp"kraft', -krahft'/, n. the art of outdoor camping. [1885-90; CAMP1 + CRAFT] * * *
CampDavid
Camp David A presidential retreat in the Catoctin Mountains of northern Maryland north-northwest of Washington, D.C. It was established by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942 as ...
campeachy wood
campeachy wood [kam pē′chē] n. 〚after CAMPECHE, where it was obtained〛 LOGWOOD (sense 1) * * *
Campeche
/kahm pe"che/, n. 1. a state in SE Mexico, on the peninsula of Yucatán. 337,000; 19,672 sq. mi. (50,950 sq. km). 2. a seaport in and the capital of this state. 69,506. 3. Gulf ...
Campeche, Bay of
Inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. Bounded by the Yucatán Peninsula, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and the southern part of the state of Veracruz, it covers about 6,000 sq mi (15,500 ...
Campeggio, Lorenzo
▪ Italian cardinal born 1474 died June 19, 1539, Rome, Italy       Italian cardinal, humanist, and lawyer who, upon entering the service of the church in 1510, became ...
Campen, Jacob van
▪ Dutch architect born Feb. 2, 1595, Haarlem, Holland [The Netherlands] died Sept. 13, 1657, Huis Randenbroek, near Amersfoort       Dutch architect, one of the leaders ...
Campephagidae
▪ bird family       songbird family, order Passeriformes, including cuckoo-shrikes and minivets. The 70 species, found from Africa to the Pacific Islands, are 13 to 35 ...
camper
/kam"peuhr/, n. 1. a person who camps out for recreation, esp. in the wilderness. 2. a person who attends a summer camp or day camp. 3. Also called pickup camper, truck camper. a ...
camper truck
a pickup truck having a camper mounted on the truck body. Also, camper-truck. * * *
campernelle jonquil
/kam"peuhr nel', kam'peuhr nel"/ a narcissus, Narcissus odorus, of the amaryllis family, having clusters of two to four fragrant yellow flowers. [prob. from proper name ...
campership
/kam"peuhr ship'/, n. financial aid given to a needy youngster to attend summer camp. [1945-50; CAMPER + (SCHOLAR)SHIP] * * *
campesino
/kahm'pe see"naw/; Eng. /kam'peuh see"noh/, n., pl. campesinos /-naws/; Eng. /-nohz/. Spanish. (in Latin America) a peasant or farmer. * * *
campestral
/kam pes"treuhl/, adj. of or pertaining to fields or open country. [1730-40; < L campestr(is) flat, equiv. to camp(us) field + -estris adj. suffix) + -AL1] * * *
campfire
/kamp"fuyeur'/, n. 1. an outdoor fire for warmth or cooking, as at a camp. 2. a gathering around such a fire. 3. a reunion of soldiers, scouts, etc. [1665-75; CAMP1 + FIRE] * * *
CampFire Boy
Camp Fire Boy n. A boy who is a member of the Campfire Boys and Girls, an organization for children aged 7 through 18 that strives to instill good values and teach practical ...
CampFire Girl
Camp Fire Girl n. A girl who is a member of the Campfire Boys and Girls.   [From Camp Fire Girls, Inc., former name of the Campfire Boys and Girls.] * * *
campfollower
camp follower n. 1. A civilian who follows a military unit from place to place, especially as a vendor of supplies or as a prostitute. 2. One who follows but does not belong to a ...
campground
/kamp"grownd'/, n. a place for a camp or for a camp meeting. [1795-1805, Amer.; CAMP1 + GROUND1] * * *
camphene
/kam"feen, kam feen"/, n. a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble substance, C10H16, occurring in turpentine and many other essential oils, prepared from pinene: used chiefly ...
camphire
camphire [kam′fīr΄] n. 〚var. of CAMPHOR: used in KJV (S. of Sol. 1:14) to transl. Heb kōpher, henna plant〛 HENNA * * *
camphol
/kam"feuhl, -fawl, -fohl/, n. Chem. borneol. [1860-65; < NL camph(ora) CAMPHOR + -OL1] * * *
camphor
—camphoraceous /kam'feuh ray"sheuhs/, adj. —camphoric /kam fawr"ik, -for"-/, adj. /kam"feuhr/, n. Chem., Pharm. 1. a whitish, translucent, crystalline, pleasant-odored ...
camphor ball
camphor ball n. MOTHBALL * * *
camphor ball.
See moth ball (def. 1). [1585-95] * * *
camphor ice
a cosmetic preparation composed of camphor, spermaceti, white beeswax, and a vegetable oil and used chiefly in the treatment of mild skin eruptions. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
camphor oil
a colorless liquid obtained from the wood of the camphor tree by distillation and separation from the solid camphor, used in varnish, soaps, and shoe polish, and in medicine ...
camphor tree
a tree, Cinnamomum camphora, of the laurel family, grown in eastern Asia and yielding camphor. [1600-10] * * *
camphoraceous
See camphor. * * *
camphorate
/kam"feuh rayt'/, v.t., camphorated, camphorating. to impregnate with camphor. [1635-45; < ML camphoratus, equiv. to camphor(a) CAMPHOR + -atus -ATE1] * * *
camphorated oil
Pharm. a solution of one part camphor oil in four parts cottonseed oil used as a counterirritant. Also called camphor liniment. * * *
camphoric
See camphoraceous. * * *
camphoroil
camphor oil n. The oil obtained by steam distillation from the wood of the camphor tree and used to produce natural camphor. * * *
camphortree
camphor tree n. An east Asian evergreen tree (Cinnamomum camphora) naturalized and cultivated as an ornamental in the southern United States, having aromatic wood and leathery ...
camphorweed
/kam"feuhr weed'/, n. vinegarweed. [1910-15, Amer.; CAMPHOR + WEED1] * * *
Campi, Giulio
▪ Italian painter and architect born after 1507, Cremona, Duchy of Milan died 1572, Cremona       Italian painter and architect who led the formation of the Cremonese ...
Campidano
▪ plain, Italy       narrow, low-lying plain, about 20 mi (32 km) wide, in southwestern Sardinia, Italy, extending inland about 70 mi (110 km) from the Golfo di (Gulf ...
Campignian
/kam peen"yeuhn/, adj. of or pertaining to a Mesolithic and Neolithic technological facies characterized by picks and tranchets. [1920-25; < F campignien, after Le Campigny, the ...
campimeter
—campimetrical /kam'peuh me"tri keuhl/, adj. —campimetry, n. /kam pim"i teuhr/, n. Ophthalm. an instrument for determining the visual field. [1885-90; < L campi- (comb. form ...
Campin, Robert
born с 1378, Tournai, Fr. died April 26, 1444, Tournai Flemish painter. He is identified with the Master of Flémalle on stylistic grounds. Documents show that Campin was a ...
Campina Grande
/kahonn pee"neuh grddahonn"deuh/ a city in NE Brazil. 163,006. * * * ▪ Brazil       city, eastern Paraíba estado (state), northeastern Brazil, in the Bacamarte ...
CampinaGrande
Cam·pi·na Gran·de (kăm'pē-nə grănʹdə, -dē, käɴ-pēʹnə gräɴʹdə) A city of extreme eastern Brazil northwest of Recife. It is a commercial and financial center. ...
Campinas
/kam pee"neuhs/; Port. /kahonn pee"neuhs/, n. a city in SE Brazil, NNW of São Paulo. 328,629. * * * ▪ Brazil  city, eastern São Paulo estado (state), southeastern Brazil, ...
camping
Recreational activity in which participants live outdoors, often in the wilderness, usually using tents, trailers, or motor homes, but sometimes only a sleeping bag, for ...
campion
/kam"pee euhn/, n. any of several plants of the genera Lychnis and Silene, having white, pink, or reddish flowers. [1570-80; special use of campion, old var. ( < AF) of CHAMPION; ...
Campion
/kam"pee euhn/, n. Thomas, 1567-1620, English songwriter and poet. * * * Any of the ornamental rock-garden or border plants that make up the genus Silene, of the pink family, ...
Campion, Jane
born April 30, 1954, Wellington, N.Z. New Zealand film director. After training as a painter in Australia, she studied filmmaking and made several notable short films. Her ...
Campion, Saint Edmund
▪ English saint born Jan. 25, 1540, London died Dec. 1, 1581, London; canonized Oct. 25, 1970; feast day October 25  English Jesuit martyred by the government of Queen ...
Campion, Thomas
▪ English poet and musician Campion also spelled  Campian   born Feb. 12, 1567, London died March 1, 1620       English poet, composer, musical and literary ...
Campion,Thomas
Cam·pi·on (kămʹpē-ən), Thomas. 1567-1620. English poet and composer of songs for voice and lute. * * *
campmeeting
camp meeting n. An evangelistic gathering held in a tent or outdoors and often lasting several days. * * *
campo
/kam"poh, kahm"-/, n., pl. campos. (in South America) an extensive, nearly level grassland plain. [1605-15; < Sp < L campus field] * * *
Campo Formio
/kahm"paw fawrdd"myaw/ a village in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in NE Italy, NW of Trieste: treaty between Austria and France 1797. 4495. Modern, Campoformido /kahm"paw fawrdd"mee ...
Campo Formio, Treaty of
(Oct. 17, 1797) Peace settlement between France and Austria, signed at Campo Formio (now Campoformido, Italy) following Austria's defeat in Napoleon's first Italian ...
Campo Grande
/kahonn"poo grddahonn"deuh/ a city in SW Brazil. 297,632. * * * ▪ Brazil       city, capital of Mato Grosso do Sul estado (state), southwestern Brazil, lying near the ...
campo santo
/kahm"paw sahn"taw/, pl. It. campi santi /kahm"pee sahn"tee/, Sp. campos santos /kahm"paws sahn"taws/. Italian, Spanish. a cemetary. [lit., holy field] * * *
Campo, Estanislao del
▪ Argentine poet and journalist born Feb. 7, 1834, Buenos Aires, Arg. died Nov. 6, 1880, Buenos Aires       Argentine poet and journalist whose Fausto is one of the ...
Campoamor y Campoosorio, Ramón de
▪ Spanish author born Sept. 24, 1817, Navia, Spain died Feb. 12, 1901, Madrid       Spanish poet whose value lies in his expression of contemporary social ...
Campobasso
City (pop., 2001 prelim.: 46,860), Italy. Located northeast of Naples, it is the capital of Molise autonomous region. The old hill town was abandoned in 1732 when its ...
Campobello
/kam'peuh bel"oh/, n. an island in SE Canada, in New Brunswick province. * * *
Campobello Island
▪ island, New Brunswick, Canada       second largest island (9 miles [14 km] long by 3 miles [5 km] wide), after Grand Manan (Grand Manan Island), of a small island ...
CampobelloIsland
Cam·po·bel·lo Island (kăm'pə-bĕlʹō) An island of southwest New Brunswick, Canada, off the coast of Maine. A popular resort area, the island became part of Canada in ...
campodean
/kam poh"dee euhn/, n. a campodeid. [ < Gk kámp(e) caterpillar + -odes -ODE + -AN] * * *
campodeid
/kam poh"dee id/, n. 1. any eyeless, wingless, primitive insect of the family Campodeidae, having two long, many-segmented appendages at the rear of its abdomen. adj. 2. ...
CampoGrande
Cam·po Gran·de (kăm'pō grănʹdə, -dē, käɴʹpo͝o gräɴʹdə) A city of southwest Brazil west-northwest of São Paulo. It is a major processing and shipping center. ...
campong
/kahm"pawng, -pong, kahm pawng", -pong"/, n. kampong. * * *
camporee
/kam'peuh ree"/, n. a small camp gathering of boy scouts or girl scouts, usually from a region or district (distinguished from jamboree). [b. CAMP1 and JAMBOREE] * * *
Campos
/kahonn"poos/, n. a city in E Brazil, near Rio de Janeiro. 153,310. * * *
Campos dos Goytacazes
▪ Brazil also spelled  Campos dos Goitacazes , also called  Campos        city, northeastern Rio de Janeiro estado (state), eastern Brazil. It is located 35 miles ...
Campos, Haroldo de; and Campos, Augusto de
▪ Brazilian authors Respectively,   born August 19, 1929, São Paulo, Brazil died August 16, 2003, São Paulo born 1931, São Paulo       poets and literary critics, ...
Campos, Haroldo Eurico Browne de
▪ 2004       Brazilian poet (b. Aug. 19, 1929, São Paulo, Braz.—d. Aug. 16, 2003, São Paulo), founded a modernist literary movement known for its concrete poetry. He ...
Campos, Roberto de Oliveira
▪ 2002       Brazilian politician and diplomat (b. April 17, 1917, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso state, Braz.—d. Oct. 9, 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Braz.), served in a number of ...
campout
/kamp"owt'/, n. a camping out of a group. Also, camp-out. [1875-80, Amer.; n. use of v. phrase camp out] * * *
Campra, André
▪ French composer baptized Dec. 4, 1660, Aix-en-Provence, France died June 29, 1744, Versailles  one of the most important French composers of operas and sacred music of the ...
camprobber
camp robber n. See gray jay. * * *
campshed
/kamp"shed'/, v.t., campshed, campshedding. to line (the bank of a river) with campshot. [1880-85; var. of CAMPSHOT] * * *
campshot
/kamp"shot'/, n. a facing of planks and piles placed along the bank of a river to prevent erosion. Also called campshedding, campsheeting. [1685-95; orig. uncert.] * * *
campsite
/kamp"suyt'/, n. a place used or suitable for camping. Also, camp-site. [1905-10, Amer.; CAMP1 + SITE] * * *
campstool
/kamp"stoohl'/, n. a lightweight folding stool, esp. for use in camping. [1855-60; CAMP1 + STOOL] * * *
camptonite
/kamp"teuh nuyt'/, n. a lamprophyric rock occurring in dikes and composed of labradorite, pyroxene, sodic hornblende and olivine. [ < G (1887), named after Campton, New ...
Camptosaurus
▪ dinosaur       large herbivorous dinosaurs (dinosaur) found as fossils in western Europe and western North America that lived from the Late Jurassic (Jurassic Period) ...
Camptown Races
a popular old US song. It was written by Stephen Foster in 1850 and has the line of nonsense, ‘Oh dee doo dah day’. * * *
Câmpulung
▪ Romania also spelled  Cîmpulung        town, Argeș județ (county), south-central Romania. It lies along the Târgului River at the foot of the Iezer and ...
campus
/kam"peuhs/, n., pl. campuses. 1. the grounds, often including the buildings, of a college, university, or school. 2. a college or university: The large influx of older students ...
Campus Martius
▪ field, Rome, Italy English  Field of Mars        in ancient Rome, a floodplain of the Tiber River, the site of the altar of Mars and the temple of Apollo in the 5th ...
campy
—campily, adv. —campiness, n. /kam"pee/, adj., campier, campiest. of, pertaining to, or characterized by camp: a campy send-up of romantic operetta. [1955-60; CAMP2 + -Y1] * ...
Campylobacter
Genus of gram-negative spiral-shaped bacteria infecting mammals. Many species, especially C. fetus, cause miscarriage in sheep and cattle. C. jejuni is a common cause of food ...
campylobacteriosis
▪ pathology also called  vibriosis        a disease of cattle, sheep, and humans caused by bacteria of the genus campylobacter. Vaccines (vaccine) are available ...
campylobacterosis
cam·py·lo·bac·ter·o·sis (kăm'pə-lō-băk'tə-rōʹsĭs) n. A gastrointestinal condition characterized by diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever, caused by eating raw meat ...
campylotropous
campylotropous [kam΄pi lä′trə pəs] adj. 〚< Gr kampylos, curved (akin to kampē, a bend: see CAMPUS) & -TROPOUS〛 having a flower ovule with a structure that is partially ...
CAMRA
(in full the Campaign for Real Ale) a British organization whose aim is to support beer companies that produce traditional beer, and to encourage people to drink it. It was ...
CamRanh Bay
Cam Ranh Bay (kămʹrănʹ, kämʹränʹ) An inlet of the South China Sea in southeast Vietnam. Formerly a French naval base, it was the site of a large U.S. military ...
Camrose
/kam"rohz'/, n. a city in central Alberta, in W Canada, near Edmonton. 12,570. * * *
camshaft
/kam"shaft', -shahft'/, n. a shaft bearing integral cams. [1875-80; CAM + SHAFT] * * * ▪ engineering       in internal-combustion engines, rotating shaft with attached ...
Camú River
▪ river, Dominican Republic       river in north-central and northeastern Dominican Republic. Its headstreams rise in the Cordillera Central near La Vega. Other ...
Camus
/kann myuu"/; Eng. /ka mooh"/, n. Albert /annl berdd"/, 1913-60, French novelist, short-story writer, playwright, and essayist: Nobel prize 1957. * * *
Camus, Albert
born Nov. 7, 1913, Mondovi, Alg. died Jan. 4, 1960, near Sens, France Algerian-French novelist, essayist, and playwright. Born into a working-class family, Camus graduated from ...
Camus, Marcel
▪ French director born April 21, 1912, Chappes, Ardennes, Fr. died Jan. 13, 1982, Paris       French motion-picture director who won international acclaim for his ...
Camus,Albert
Ca·mus (kä-mo͞oʹ, -müʹ), Albert. 1913-1960. French writer and philosopher whose works, such as The Stranger (1942) and The Plague (1947), concern the absurdity of the ...
can
can1 /kan/; unstressed /keuhn/, auxiliary v. and v., pres. sing. 1st pers. can, 2nd can or (Archaic) canst, 3rd can, pres. pl. can; past sing. 1st pers. could, 2nd could or ...
can buoy
a cylindrical, unlighted buoy used as a channel marker. See illus. under buoy. Cf. nun buoy. [1620-30] * * *
can of worms
Informal. a source of many unpredictable or unexpected problems: Buying a company we know nothing about would be opening up a whole new can of worms. [1965-70] * * *
can opener
a manual device or small electric appliance for opening cans. [1865-70] * * *
Can Tho
▪ Vietnam       city, southeastern Vietnam. Situated on the left bank of the Hau Giang River, 90 miles (145 km) southwest of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), it is ...
can't
/kant, kahnt/ contraction of cannot. Usage. See can1, cannot, contraction. * * *
can-do
/kan"dooh"/, adj. Informal. 1. marked by purposefulness and efficiency: a can-do executive. n. 2. the quality of being efficient and enthusiastic. [1900-05] * * *
Can-Tho
/kun"toh"/, n. a town in S Vietnam, on the Mekong River. 182,424. * * *
Can.
1. Canada. 2. Canadian. * * *
can.
1. canceled. 2. canon. 3. canto. * * *
Cana
/kay"neuh/, n. an ancient town in N Israel, in Galilee: scene of Jesus' first miracle. John 2:1, 11. * * *
Canaan
/kay"neuhn/, n. 1. the ancient region lying between the Jordan, the Dead Sea, and the Mediterranean: the land promised by God to Abraham. Gen. 12:5-10. 2. Biblical name of ...
Canaan dog
▪ breed of dog       breed of herding dog developed in Israel in the 20th century from semiwild pariah dogs that were the descendants of animals present in the region ...
Canaanite
—Canaanitish /kay"neuh nuy'tish/, Canaanitic /kay'neuh nit"ik/, adj. /kay"neuh nuyt'/, n. 1. a member of a Semitic people that inhabited parts of ancient Palestine and were ...
Canaanite inscriptions
      a group of 11 inscriptions recovered from bowls and other utensils found in several archaeological sites in Palestine dating from approximately the 16th to 13th ...
Canaanite languages
      group of Northern Central or Northwestern Semitic languages including Hebrew (Hebrew language), Moabite, Phoenician (Phoenician language), and Punic. They were ...
Canaanite religion
      beliefs and practices prevalent in ancient Palestine and Syria during the 2nd and 1st millennia BC, centring primarily on the deities El, Baal, and Anath (qq.v.). ...
Canace
/kan"euh see'/, n. Class. Myth. a daughter of Aeolus who committed suicide at her father's command because of her incestuous relations with her brother Macareus. * * *
Canad
Canad abbrev. Canadian * * *
Canad.
Canadian. * * *
cañada
/keuhn yah"deuh, -yad"euh/, n. Chiefly Western U.S. 1. a dry riverbed. 2. a small, deep canyon. [1840-50; < Sp, equiv. to cañ(a) CANE + -ada n. suffix] * * * Canada ...
Canada
/kan"euh deuh/, n. a nation in N North America: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 29,123,194; 3,690,410 sq. mi. (9,558,160 sq. km). Cap.: Ottawa. * * * Canada ...
Canada Act
the act of the British parliament of 1962 that transferred to the Canadian federal government complete control over the constitution of Canada. * * * or Constitution ...
Canada balsam
a pale yellow or greenish, slightly fluorescent, clear, viscous, bitter-tasting, water-insoluble liquid, having a pleasant, aromatic, pinelike odor, and solidifying on exposure ...
Canada bluegrass
a Eurasian grass, Poa compressa, naturalized in North America, having creeping rootstocks and bluish-green leaves. Also called wire grass. [1900-05, Amer.] * * *
Canada Company
Organization instrumental in colonizing much of the western part of Upper Canada (now Ontario). The company was formed in 1824 to bring settlers to the region. It was directed ...
Canada Day
a Canadian national holiday celebrated on July 1, in commemoration of the formation ofthe Dominion on July 1, 1867. Formerly, until 1982, Dominion Day. * * * formerly Dominion ...
Canada East
or Lower Canada Region of Canada now known as Quebec. In 1791–1841 it was known as Lower Canada and in 1841–67 as Canada East. Populated mainly by French settlers who ...
Canada goose
a common wild goose, Branta canadensis, of North America. See illus. under goose. Also, Canadian goose. [1725-35] * * * Brown-backed, light-breasted goose (Branta canadensis) ...
Canada hemlock.
See eastern hemlock. * * *
Canada jay
Canada jay n. GRAY JAY * * *
Canada jay.
See gray jay. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
Canada lily
☆ Canada lily n. a wild North American lily (Lilium canadense) with small, funnel-shaped, orange-yellow or reddish flowers * * *
Canada lily.
a plant, Lilium canadense, of eastern North America, having large, nodding, yellow or orange flowers with dark spots. Also called meadow lily. [1905-10, Amer.] * * *
Canada lynx
☆ Canada lynx n. a North American lynx (Lynx lynx canadensis) with tufted ears and a stubby tail * * *
Canada lynx.
See under lynx. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
Canada mayflower
Canada mayflower n. a small wildflower (Maianthemum canadense) of the lily family, with white flowers and red, beadlike berries, found in the N U.S. and in Canada; bead-ruby * * *
Canada mayflower.
See wild lily-of-the-valley. [1930-35, Amer.] * * *
Canada moonseed
a vine, Menispermum canadense, of eastern North America, having variable leaves and black, grapelike fruit. Also called yellow parilla. * * *
Canada thistle
an Old World plant, Cirsium arvense, having small purple or white flower heads, now a troublesome weed in North America. [1790-1800, Amer.] * * *
Canada turpentine.
See Canada balsam. * * *
Canada West
or Upper Canada Region of Canada now known as Ontario. In 1791–1841 it was known as Upper Canada and in 1841–67 as Canada West. Settled primarily by English-speaking ...
Canada, Anglican Church of
      self-governing Anglican (Anglicanism) church and member of the Anglican Communion. It dates from the Church of England (England, Church of) congregations ...
Canada, Bank of
▪ Canadian bank       Canada's central bank, established under the Bank of Canada Act (1934). It was founded during the Great Depression to regulate credit and currency. ...
Canada, flag of
▪ Flag History also called  Maple Leaf Flag        vertically striped red-white-red national flag with a large, central red maple leaf. It has a width-to-length ratio ...
Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement
a 1989 agreement to end barriers to trade between the US and Canada. It received the approval of the US Congress in 1991 and the following year Mexico was included in the new ...
CANADA: Despair and Suicide at Davis Inlet: When Ancient Folkways Collide with the 20th Century
▪ 1994       The Canadian public was jolted into the reality of a festering social problem in January 1993 by the televised videotape of six 12- to 14-year-old Innu ...
Canadabalsam
Canada balsam n. A viscous, yellowish, transparent resin obtained from the balsam fir and used as a cement for glass lenses and for mounting specimens on microscopic slides. * * *
Canadagoose
Canada goose or Canadian goose n. A common wild goose (Branta canadensis) of North America, having grayish plumage, a black neck and head, and a white throat patch. * * *
Canadajay
Canada jay n. See gray jay. * * *
Canadarm
/kan"euh dahrm'/, n. an electromechanical extension of a spacecraft that is used to retrieve or deploy objects in outer space. [b. CANADA and ARM] * * *
Canadathistle
Canada thistle n. A perennial herb (Cirsium arvense) in the composite family, native to Europe and naturalized as a noxious weed in North America, having spiny-margined leaves ...
Canadian
/keuh nay"dee euhn/, adj. 1. of Canada or its people. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Canada. [1560-70; CANAD(A) + -IAN; cf. F canadien] * * * (as used in expressions) Canadian ...
Canadian Alliance
French Alliance Canadienne Former conservative Canadian political party. It was created in 2000 from the merger of the Reform Party of Canada with other conservative groups in ...
Canadian bacon
bacon made from a boned strip of pork loin. [1935-40] * * *
Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC)
Canadian public broadcasting service, created in 1936 to promote Canadian culture and serve as an instrument of national unity. It offers French-and English-language programs ...
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
the noncommercial Canadian radio and television broadcasting company that provides programming in both English and French. Abbr.: CBC, C.B.C. * * *       public ...
Canadian English
the English language in any of the varieties spoken in Canada. * * *
Canadian Federal Election of 2008
Introduction  On October 14, 2008, Canadians voted to return Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Harper, Stephen) and the Conservative Party (Conservative Party of Canada) to power, ...
Canadian football
a game similar to American football but played on a field 165 yd. by 65 yd. (151 m by 59 m) by two teams of 12 players each. Also called rouge. * * *
Canadian Football League
▪ sports organization  major Canadian professional gridiron football organization, formed in 1956 as the Canadian Football Council, created by the Western Interprovincial ...
Canadian Football League (CFL)
Major Canadian professional gridiron football organization, formed in 1958. The league's Western Conference includes teams from Edmonton, Calgary, British Columbia, ...
Canadian French
French spoken as a native language in Canada, esp. in Quebec province, by descendants of the settlers of New France. Abbr.: CanF [1835-45, Amer.] * * *
Canadian goose.
See Canada goose. * * *
Canadian hemlock.
See eastern hemlock. * * *
Canadian high
▪ atmospheric phenomenon       large atmospheric high-pressure centre produced by the low temperatures over northern Canada. Its cold, dense air does not extend above 3 ...
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
▪ Canadian bank byname  CIBC        major commercial banking company operating in Canada and other countries. Headquarters are in Toronto.       The bank was ...
Canadian Labor Congress (CLC)
Nationwide association of labour unions in Canada, formed in 1956 by the merger of the Canadian counterparts to the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial ...
Canadian Labour Congress
▪ Canadian trade union association       nationwide association of labour unions in Canada, comprising both wholly Canadian “national” unions and “international” ...
Canadian Legion
a national social club for veterans of the Canadian armed services. * * *
Canadian literature
Introduction  the body of written works produced by Canadians. Reflecting the country's dual origin and its official bilingualism, the literature of Canada can be split into ...
Canadian National Railway Co.
Corporation created by the Canadian government in 1918 to operate a number of nationalized railroads (including the old Grand Trunk lines, Intercolonial Railway, National ...
Canadian National Railway Company
▪ Canadian company       corporation created by the Canadian government in 1918 to operate a number of nationalized railroads (including the old Grand Trunk lines, the ...
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.
▪ Canadian company  privately owned company that operates one of Canada's two transcontinental railroad systems. The company was established to complete a transcontinental ...
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CPR)
Privately owned company that operates one of Canada's two transcontinental railroad systems. The company was created in 1881 to complete a railroad from Montreal to Port Moody ...
Canadian River
a river flowing E from the Rocky Mountains in NE New Mexico to the Arkansas River in E Oklahoma. 906 mi. (1460 km) long. * * * River, southwestern U.S. Flowing across ...
Canadian Rockies
▪ mountains, Canada       segment of the Rocky Mountains, extending southeastward for about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from northern British Columbia, Canada, and forming ...
Canadian Shield
Geol. the extensive region making up much of northern and central Canada underlain by Precambrian rocks that have been eroded to produce a low shieldlike profile. [1920-25] * * ...
Canadian soldier
Chiefly Northern U.S. the mayfly. * * *
Canadian whisky
a rye whiskey made entirely from cereal grain. * * *
Canadian-American Challenge Cup
▪ auto racing byname  Can-am Cup,         trophy of a series of automobile races that took place annually from 1966 to 1975 and from 1977 to 1986. It was sponsored ...
Canadianbacon
Canadian bacon n. Cured rolled bacon from the loin of a pig. * * *
CanadianFalls
Canadian Falls also Horse·shoe Falls (hôrsʹsho͞o', hôrshʹ-) A section, about 48 m (158 ft) high, of Niagara Falls within Ontario, Canada. * * *
CanadianFrench
Canadian French n. The French language as used in Canada. * * *
Canadiangoose
Canadian goose n. Variant of Canada goose. * * *
Canadianhemlock
Canadian hemlock n. A coniferous evergreen monoecious tree (Tsuga canadensis) native from Nova Scotia to Alaska and valuable for its timber, as a pulpwood, for tanning, and as an ...
Canadianism
/keuh nay"dee euh niz'euhm/, n. 1. allegiance to or pride in Canada and its institutions. 2. a custom, trait, or thing distinctive of Canada or its citizens. 3. an English word, ...
Canadianize
—Canadianization, n. /keuh nay"dee euh nuyz'/, v.t. Canadianized, Canadianizing. to make Canadian in character. Also, esp. Brit., Canadianise. [1820-1830; CANADIAN + -IZE] * * *
CanadianRiver
Canadian River A river rising in northeast New Mexico and flowing about 1,458 km (906 mi) eastward across the Texas Panhandle to the Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma. * * *


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