Encampment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈkæmpmənt|  American pronunciation of the word encampment
Brit.  |ɪnˈkampm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word encampment

noun

- a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent (syn: bivouac, campground, campsite)
- temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers (syn: bivouac, camp, cantonment)
- the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp (syn: bivouacking, camping, tenting)

Examples

...a recreational area that will serve as this year's encampment for the Scouts' jamboree...

...the artillery cannonaded the enemy encampment all night...

...the soldiers' encampment on the open plain was not tenable, so they retreated to higher ground...

The order goes forth that all the encampment is to pass before Caesar.

Watch-fires were lit round the encampment.

...the dolesome sound of a lone harmonica arising from the darkened encampment...

Word forms

noun
singular: encampment
plural: encampments
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