encampment
noun Date: 1598 1. a. the place where a group (as a body of troops) is encamped b. the individuals that make up an encampment 2. the act of encamping ; the state of being encamped

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  • Encampment — En*camp ment, n. 1. The act of pitching tents or forming huts, as by an army or traveling company, for temporary lodging or rest. [1913 Webster] 2. The place where an army or a company is encamped; a camp; tents pitched or huts erected for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encampment — 1590s, from ENCAMP (Cf. encamp) + MENT (Cf. ment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • encampment — [n] camp bivouac, campground, campsite, rest area, site; concepts 198,516 …   New thesaurus

  • encampment — ► NOUN 1) a place where a camp is set up. 2) a prehistoric enclosed or fortified site, especially an Iron Age hill fort …   English terms dictionary

  • encampment — [en kamp′mənt, in kamp′mənt] n. 1. an encamping or being encamped 2. a camp or campsite …   English World dictionary

  • encampment — [[t]ɪnkæ̱mpmənt[/t]] encampments N COUNT: usu with supp An encampment is a group of tents or other shelters in a particular place, especially when they are used by soldiers, refugees, or gypsies. ...a large military encampment …   English dictionary

  • encampment — UK [ɪnˈkæmpmənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms encampment : singular encampment plural encampments a large group of tents or temporary shelters …   English dictionary

  • encampment — en|camp|ment [ınˈkæmpmənt] n a large temporary camp, especially of soldiers ▪ a military encampment …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • encampment — noun (C) a large temporary camp, especially of soldiers: a military encampment …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • encampment — noun Dolan and Martini reached the encampment only minutes before daybreak Syn: camp, military camp, bivouac, cantonment; campsite, camping ground; tents …   Thesaurus of popular words

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