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biv·ou·ac

 (bĭv′o͞o-ăk′, bĭv′wăk′)
n.
A temporary encampment often in an unsheltered area.
intr.v. biv·ou·acked, biv·ou·ack·ing, biv·ou·acs also biv·ou·acks
To camp in a bivouac.

[French, from German dialectal beiwacht, supplementary night watch : bei-, beside (from Middle High German bi-, from Old High German; see ambhi in Indo-European roots) + Wacht, watch, vigil (from Middle High German wahte, from Old High German wahta; see weg- in Indo-European roots).]

bivouac

(ˈbɪvʊˌæk; ˈbɪvwæk)
n
(Military) a temporary encampment with few facilities, as used by soldiers, mountaineers, etc
vb, -acs, -acking or -acked
(Military) (intr) to make such an encampment
[C18: from French bivuac, probably from Swiss German Beiwacht, literally: by + watch]

biv•ou•ac

(ˈbɪv uˌæk, ˈbɪv wæk)

n., v. -acked, -ack•ing. n.
1. a military encampment made with tents.
2. the place used for such an encampment.
v.i.
3. to assemble in a bivouac.
[1700–10; < French < Swiss German bīwacht auxiliary patrol =bī- by- + wacht patrol, watch]

bivouac


Past participle: bivouacked
Gerund: bivouacking

Imperative
bivouac
bivouac
Present
I bivouac
you bivouac
he/she/it bivouacs
we bivouac
you bivouac
they bivouac
Preterite
I bivouacked
you bivouacked
he/she/it bivouacked
we bivouacked
you bivouacked
they bivouacked
Present Continuous
I am bivouacking
you are bivouacking
he/she/it is bivouacking
we are bivouacking
you are bivouacking
they are bivouacking
Present Perfect
I have bivouacked
you have bivouacked
he/she/it has bivouacked
we have bivouacked
you have bivouacked
they have bivouacked
Past Continuous
I was bivouacking
you were bivouacking
he/she/it was bivouacking
we were bivouacking
you were bivouacking
they were bivouacking
Past Perfect
I had bivouacked
you had bivouacked
he/she/it had bivouacked
we had bivouacked
you had bivouacked
they had bivouacked
Future
I will bivouac
you will bivouac
he/she/it will bivouac
we will bivouac
you will bivouac
they will bivouac
Future Perfect
I will have bivouacked
you will have bivouacked
he/she/it will have bivouacked
we will have bivouacked
you will have bivouacked
they will have bivouacked
Future Continuous
I will be bivouacking
you will be bivouacking
he/she/it will be bivouacking
we will be bivouacking
you will be bivouacking
they will be bivouacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bivouacking
you have been bivouacking
he/she/it has been bivouacking
we have been bivouacking
you have been bivouacking
they have been bivouacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bivouacking
you will have been bivouacking
he/she/it will have been bivouacking
we will have been bivouacking
you will have been bivouacking
they will have been bivouacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bivouacking
you had been bivouacking
he/she/it had been bivouacking
we had been bivouacking
you had been bivouacking
they had been bivouacking
Conditional
I would bivouac
you would bivouac
he/she/it would bivouac
we would bivouac
you would bivouac
they would bivouac
Past Conditional
I would have bivouacked
you would have bivouacked
he/she/it would have bivouacked
we would have bivouacked
you would have bivouacked
they would have bivouacked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bivouac - temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiersbivouac - temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
boot camp - camp for training military recruits
hutment - an encampment of huts (chiefly military)
laager, lager - a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons
military quarters - living quarters for personnel on a military post
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.bivouac - a site where people on holiday can pitch a tentbivouac - a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
land site, site - the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); "a good site for the school"
Verb1.bivouac - live in or as if in a tentbivouac - live in or as if in a tent; "Can we go camping again this summer?"; "The circus tented near the town"; "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"
inhabit, live, populate, dwell - inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"
Translations

bivouac

[ˈbɪvʊæk] (bivouacked (vb: pt, pp))
A. Nvivaque m
B. VIvivaquear

bivouac

[ˈbɪvuæk]
nbivouac m
vibivouaquer

bivouac

vb: pret, ptp <bivouacked>
nBiwak nt
vibiwakieren

bivouac

[ˈbɪvʊæk] (bivouacked (vb: pt, pp))
1. nbivacco
2. vibivaccare
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