Definition of Encampment

1. Noun. A site where people on holiday can pitch a tent.

Exact synonyms: Bivouac, Campground, Camping Area, Camping Ground, Camping Site, Campsite
Generic synonyms: Land Site, Site
Derivative terms: Bivouac



2. Noun. Temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers. "Wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
Exact synonyms: Bivouac, Camp, Cantonment
Specialized synonyms: Boot Camp, Hutment, Laager, Lager
Generic synonyms: Military Quarters
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Bivouac, Camp, Canton

3. Noun. The act of encamping and living in tents in a camp.
Exact synonyms: Bivouacking, Camping, Tenting
Generic synonyms: Habitation, Inhabitancy, Inhabitation
Derivative terms: Camp, Encamp, Tent

Definition of Encampment

1. n. The act of pitching tents or forming huts, as by an army or traveling company, for temporary lodging or rest.

Definition of Encampment

1. Noun. A campsite. ¹

2. Noun. A group of temporary living quarters and/or other temporary structures. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Encampment

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Medical Definition of Encampment

1. 1. The act of pitching tents or forming huts, as by an army or traveling company, for temporary lodging or rest. 2. The place where an army or a company is encamped; a camp; tents pitched or huts erected for temporary lodgings. "A square of about seven hundred yards was sufficient for the encampment of twenty thousand Romans." (Gibbon) "A green encampment yonder meets the eye." (Guardian) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Encampment

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1. Travels in Turkey, Asia-Minor, Syria, and Across the Desert Into Egypt by William Wittman (1803)
"... OF THE OTTOMAN ARMY ENTRANCE INTO AFRICA encampment IN THE DESERT MARCH OVER THE DESERT ARRIVAL AT EL-ARISH REGULATIONS OF THE GRAND VIZIER ARRIVAL OF ..."

2. Arctic Researches, and Life Among the Esquimaux: Being the Narrative of an by Charles Francis Hall (1865)
"ON the following morning, Monday, August 19th, 1861, we were in readiness to leave our eighth encampment, and pursue our journey. Starting at 10 15, ..."

3. The History of Greece by Connop Thirlwall (1855)
"The prevailing opinion seems to he, that the encampment was either near Jhelum ... (who also confounds the place, either of the encampment or the passage, ..."

4. Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an by Heinrich Barth (1859)
"The encampment consisted of leather tents of larger or smaller size, but it evidently belonged to a chief without great power, as seemed to be apparent from ..."

5. Memoirs, Official and Personal: With Sketches of Travels Among the Northern by Thomas Loraine McKenney (1846)
"encampment at Rash lake—Windings of the Fox river—Major Whistler and Ro- lette—A ... OCR first business was to select a suitable position for an encampment. ..."

6. The Freemason's Monitor: Or, Illustrations of Masonry: in Two Parts by Thomas Smith Webb (1818)
"The grand commander of every encampment and council has it in special charge to see that the by laws of his council or encampment are duly observed, ..."

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