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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).]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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"
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Translations

bivouac

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

[ˈbɪvuæk]
nbivouac m
vibivouaquer
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bivouac

vb: pret, ptp <bivouacked>
nBiwak nt
vibiwakieren
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bivouac

[ˈbɪvʊæk] (bivouacked (vb: pt, pp))
1. nbivacco
2. vibivaccare
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References in classic literature ?
For a whole month previously, the mass of these persons had bivouacked round the enclosure, and laid the foundations for a town which was afterward called "Ardan's Town." The whole plain was covered with huts, cottages, and tents.
Returning with their jackets buttoned and their pumps stuck in them, they then produced packets of cold bread and meat and bivouacked under a painted lyre on the wall.
Ten minutes later he was hovering on the outskirts of that part of camp where were bivouacked for the night the black soldiers of a native company commanded by one Hauptmann Fritz Schneider.