Encampment

  • 1Encampment — En*camp ment, n. 1. The act of pitching tents or forming huts, as by an army or traveling company, for temporary lodging or rest. [1913 Webster] 2. The place where an army or a company is encamped; a camp; tents pitched or huts erected for… …

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  • 2encampment — 1590s, from ENCAMP (Cf. encamp) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

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  • 3encampment — [n] camp bivouac, campground, campsite, rest area, site; concepts 198,516 …

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  • 4encampment — ► NOUN 1) a place where a camp is set up. 2) a prehistoric enclosed or fortified site, especially an Iron Age hill fort …

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  • 5encampment — [en kamp′mənt, in kamp′mənt] n. 1. an encamping or being encamped 2. a camp or campsite …

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  • 6encampment — [[t]ɪnkæ̱mpmənt[/t]] encampments N COUNT: usu with supp An encampment is a group of tents or other shelters in a particular place, especially when they are used by soldiers, refugees, or gypsies. ...a large military encampment …

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  • 7encampment — UK [ɪnˈkæmpmənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms encampment : singular encampment plural encampments a large group of tents or temporary shelters …

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  • 8encampment — noun Date: 1598 1. a. the place where a group (as a body of troops) is encamped b. the individuals that make up an encampment 2. the act of encamping ; the state of being encamped …

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  • 9encampment — en|camp|ment [ınˈkæmpmənt] n a large temporary camp, especially of soldiers ▪ a military encampment …

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  • 10encampment — noun (C) a large temporary camp, especially of soldiers: a military encampment …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11encampment — noun Dolan and Martini reached the encampment only minutes before daybreak Syn: camp, military camp, bivouac, cantonment; campsite, camping ground; tents …

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  • 12Encampment for Citizenship — The Encampment for Citizenship was a summer camp founded by Algernon D. Black in 1946 through the New York Society for Ethical Culture. The camp program s aim was, according to the society, for young adults of many religious, racial, social and… …

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  • 13Encampment River Wilderness — Infobox protected area | name = Encampment River Wilderness iucn category = Ib caption = locator x = 92 locator y = 62 location = Wyoming, USA nearest city = Laramie, WY lat degrees = 41 lat minutes = 05 lat seconds = lat direction = N long… …

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  • 14Encampment River — The Encampment is a tributary of the North Platte River. It flows out of the Sierra Madre Mountains in southern Wyoming and flows through the town of Encampment before finally meeting with the North Platte. ee also*List of Wyoming rivers …

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  • 15Encampment (Chinese constellation) — The Encampment mansion (zh cp|c=室宿|p=Shì Xiù) is one of the Twenty eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the northern mansions of the Black Tortoise. Asterisms …

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  • 16encampment — /en kamp meuhnt/, n. 1. an act or instance of encamping; lodgment in a camp. 2. the place or quarters occupied in camping; camp. [1590 1600; ENCAMP + MENT] * * * …

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