encampment


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en·camp·ment

 (ĕn-kămp′mənt)
n.
1.
a. The act of encamping.
b. The state of being encamped.
2. A camp; a campsite.

encampment

(ɪnˈkæmpmənt)
n
1. the act of setting up a camp
2. the place where a camp, esp a military camp, is set up

en•camp•ment

(ɛnˈkæmp mənt)

n.
1. an act or instance of encamping; lodgment in a camp.
2. the place or quarters occupied in camping; camp.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.encampment - a site where people on holiday can pitch a tentencampment - 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"
2.encampment - temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiersencampment - 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"
3.encampment - the act of encamping and living in tents in a campencampment - the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp
inhabitancy, inhabitation, habitation - the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men); "he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony"

encampment

noun camp, base, post, station, quarters, campsite, bivouac, camping ground, cantonment a large military encampment
Translations
forlægninglejr
táborhely
tjaldbúîir; herbúîir
nometne
kampordugâh

encampment

[ɪnˈkæmpmənt] Ncampamento m

encampment

[ɪnˈkæmpmənt] n [soldiers] → campement m; [troops] → cantonnement m

encampment

nLager nt

encampment

[ɪnˈkæmpmənt] naccampamento

encampment

(inˈkӕmpmənt) noun
a place where troops etc are settled in or camp.
References in classic literature ?
For Jo sat on the grass, with an encampment of boys about her, and a dirty-footed dog reposing on the skirt of her state and festival dress, as she related one of Laurie's pranks to her admiring audience.
The scouts departed; strong guards preceded and followed the lumbering vehicles that bore the baggage; and before the gray light of the morning was mellowed by the rays of the sun, the main body of the combatants wheeled into column, and left the encampment with a show of high military bearing, that served to drown the slumbering apprehensions of many a novice, who was now about to make his first essay in arms.
Took me, too; took the colonels, the captains, the women, the children, and the dumb brutes; took Buffalo Bill, and all his scouts; took the garrison - to the last man; and in forty-eight hours the Indian encampment was hers, illustrious old Thunder-Bird and all.
His stock consisted of a wooden stool, made out of a broken-backed chair cut down, which stool, young Jerry, walking at his father's side, carried every morning to beneath the banking-house window that was nearest Temple Bar: where, with the addition of the first handful of straw that could be gleaned from any passing vehicle to keep the cold and wet from the odd-job-man's feet, it formed the encampment for the day.
A gipsy encampment to-day is little more than a moving slum, a scab of squalor on the fair face of the countryside.
Knights-errant knew and ought to know everything, Sancho," said Don Quixote; "for there were knights-errant in former times as well qualified to deliver a sermon or discourse in the middle of an encampment, as if they had graduated in the University of Paris; whereby we may see that the lance has never blunted the pen, nor the pen the lance.
A few moments later Malbihn strolled back into the encampment, where he went to some pains to let it be known that he had had a shot at a fine buck and missed.
Quieter and less timid than their cousins of the north, they did not, like them, place sentinels round the outskirts of their encampment.
Or did they interpret our spurts of fire, the sudden stinging of our shells, our steady investment of their encampment, as we should the furious unanimity of onslaught in a disturbed hive of bees?
It had been resolved the night before to change their encampment.
If we do not wish to fight, we can prevent the enemy from engaging us even though the lines of our encampment be merely traced out on the ground.
The encampment of which we are speaking presented a striking scene.