Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » C » Concave Lens ... Conchfish

CONCENTRATION CAMP

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does concentration camp mean? 

CONCENTRATION CAMP (noun)
  The noun CONCENTRATION CAMP has 2 senses:

1. a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
2. a situation characterized by crowding and extremely harsh conditions

  Familiarity information: CONCENTRATION CAMP used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONCENTRATION CAMP (noun)


Sense 1concentration camp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

concentration camp; stockade

Hypernyms ("concentration camp" is a kind of...):

penal facility; penal institution (an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "concentration camp"):

death camp (a concentration camp where prisoners are likely to die or be killed)

Instance hyponyms:

Auschwitz (a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in southwestern Poland during World War II)

Belsen (a Nazi concentration camp for Jews created in northwestern Germany during World War II)

Buchenwald (a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in World War II that was located in central Germany)

Dachau (a concentration camp for Jews created by the Nazis near Munich in southern Germany)


Sense 2concentration camp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A situation characterized by crowding and extremely harsh conditions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("concentration camp" is a kind of...):

miserableness; misery; wretchedness (a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Money for old rope." (English proverb)

"He who would do great things should not attempt them all alone." (Native American proverb, Seneca)

"The best to sit with in all times is a book." (Arabic proverb)

"Have no respect at table and in bed." (Corsican proverb)

 CONCENTRATION CAMP: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 

Page delivered in 0.0608 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: