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 ?
A little way past the inn we came upon a notice-board whereon the lord of the manor warned all wayfarers against trespassing on the common by making encampments, lighting fires or cutting firewood thereon, and to this fortunate circumstance I owe the most interesting story my companion had to tell.
They did not attack towns at night, nor did the garrisons of the towns attack encampments at night; they did not surround the camp either with stockade or ditch, nor did they campaign in the winter.
As the journals, on which I chiefly depended, had been kept by men of business, intent upon the main object of the enterprise, and but little versed in science, or curious about matters not immediately bearing upon their interest, and as they were written often in moments of fatigue or hurry, amid the inconveniences of wild encampments, they were often meagre in their details, furnishing hints to provoke rather than narratives to satisfy inquiry.
It seemed as though no caravan had ever braved this desert expanse, or it would have left visible traces of its encampments, or the whitened bones of men and animals.
It was a vast busy space stretching away northward as far as he could see, methodically cut up into numbered sheds, gasometers, squad encampments, storage areas, interlaced with the omnipresent mono-rail lines, and altogether free from overhead wires or cables.
It was during these moments of deep silence that the canvas which concealed the entrance to a spacious marquee in the French encampment was shoved aside, and a man issued from beneath the drapery into the open air.
Just then a figure was seen to approach the edge of the rampart, where it stood, apparently contemplating in its turn the distant tents of the French encampment.
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.
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.
On the afternoon of the fifth day they halted, and made their simple encampment nearly an hour before sunset.
Many strange reflections, however, thronged upon him; and, straying onward rather like a sleep walker than a hunter, it was attributable to no care of his own that his devious course kept him in the vicinity of the encampment.
As he passed towards the little encampment of the emigrants, for such the place had now become, he heard the voice of the leader calling aloud, in its hoarse tones, the name of--