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[en-kamp-muh nt] /ɛnˈkæmp mənt/
an act or instance of encamping; lodgment in a camp.
the place or quarters occupied in camping; camp.
Origin of encampment
1590-1600; encamp + -ment Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He did so, but reported that it would have to be made in rear of the line of encampment as it then ran.
  • They made a sort of encampment by the wayside, and the pony became happy in the hedge.
  • They are always required to leave all their arms a mile or two away before they come into the encampment.
  • One second, you'd be creeping up on an enemy encampment, the next you'd be pulverized by a kamikaze pilot.
  • At the back of the encampment, a group had gathered in a circle.
  • Crowds in the park have thinned considerably since the city cleaned out their encampment, ostensibly in the name of hygiene.
  • Everyone would rush to the pavilion in middle of the encampment.
  • Organizers distributed a map with several possible locations for an encampment.
  • When you live close to an illegal encampment and find neighbours' homes being looted, and you read these stories, you complain.
  • Walking through an encampment of several hundred could succeed in finding people smoking pot.
British Dictionary definitions for encampment


the act of setting up a camp
the place where a camp, esp a military camp, is set up
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Word Origin and History for encampment

1590s, from encamp + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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