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encampment

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n encampment the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp
    • n encampment temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
    • n encampment a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
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Additional illustrations & photos:

ENCAMPMENT OF BEDOUIN ARABS. Frontispiece ENCAMPMENT OF BEDOUIN ARABS. Frontispiece

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Encampment The act of pitching tents or forming huts, as by an army or traveling company, for temporary lodging or rest.
    • Encampment 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.""A green encampment yonder meets the eye."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n encampment The act of forming and occupying a camp; establishment in a camp.
    • n encampment The place where a body of men is encamped; a camp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Encampment the act of encamping: the place where an army or company is encamped: a camp
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Quotations

  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.”

Usage

In literature:

We encamped by the edge of a small creek of clear water.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
Travelling on for several days, we emerged into some open ground, where we prepared to encamp.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
The 18th Ohio was stationed at Athens, and encamped upon the fair-grounds.
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
Each night they selected some propitious spot for their encampment.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
They were tents, the tents of a Bedouin encampment.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
Encampment in the sand.
"The American Family Robinson" by D. W. Belisle
Brigadier General Andrew Williamson, with three hundred men, was encamped near Augusta.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
The next place of encampment was at Pulaski, a small town that lay almost in ruins from some cause or other.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
There they saw the Mexican detachment scattered, and in full retreat towards their encampment.
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
The Lapp returned with his reindeer within the allotted time, and we took our leave of the encampment.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
Accordingly, early in the spring, the fields around the fort at Niagara were dotted with Indian encampments.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
One evening, when within two days' journey of the Fort, they had encamped upon the bank of the Saskatchewan.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Pottawattomies encamped near the place and visited the agency, and white traders occasionally appeared here from Malden and Fort Wayne.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
On this date we encamped near Clarksville.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
He had proudly advanced beyond any of his companions, and placed himself within half musket shot of the encampment.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
They stopped for the night at the distance of thirty-two miles from their last encampment.
"Little Masterpieces of Science: Explorers" by Various
Next day he retreated, crossing the Saluda on the 20th, and encamping at Little River.
"The History of the First West India Regiment" by A. B. Ellis
He might have encamped with Agamemnon before Troy!
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
Cortes encamped for the night at Aculman, and did not arrive at Tezcuco until the day following.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
He here encamped for the night, establishing a vigilant line of sentinels to guard against surprise.
"Hernando Cortez" by John S. C. Abbott
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In poetry:

Swiftly to where he lay encamped
It flew, yet breathed aloof
From woman's feeling, and he stamped
A heel more like a hoof.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
Encamped beside Life's rushing stream,
In Fancy's misty light,
Gigantic shapes and shadows gleam
Portentous through the night.
"Voices Of The Night : The Beleaguered City" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Thus they, the night before the last,
Were resting, when a group of girls
Across the small encampment passed,
With laughing lips and scented curls.
"His Rubies: Told" by Laurence Hope
They kept up their fires all the long night,
Which made the encampment appear weird-like to the sight;
While the men were completely soaked with the rain,
But the brave heroes disdained to complain.
"The Battle of El-Teb" by William Topaz McGonagall
He had three sons and they, all three,
When called, for the encampment left;
So the poor father was bereft
Of rest and peace, for war, thought he.
Is hard - one has no time to feel
That one has ceased to be.
"Three, Mighty God, All Three!" by George Cosbuc
The next day at morning they began anew to wend.
Be it known their term of sufferance at the last has made an end.
In the mountains of Miedes the Cid encamped that night,
With the towers of Atienza where the Moors reign on the right.
"The Lay of the Cid - Cantar 1" by Anonymous European

In news:

Clashes last into night after pre-dawn raid on encampment .
Siding With Mayor, Judge Rules Against Occupy Wall Street Encampment .
Police Clear Occupy Oakland Encampment, but Protesters Return.
Some of the protesters, like Cornell Harris, just moved their tents a few blocks away to a satellite encampment at Snow Park.
Judge rules against NYC Occupy encampment .
Protester Brent Schmidt, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Reacts as he is arrested by police near the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park in New York, early Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011.
Up Close at the Police Shutdown of Occupy Oakland's Encampment .
( AP ) — A 35-year-old mil­i­tary vet­eran appar­ently shot him­self Thurs­day at an Occupy Wall Street encamp­ment in Vermont's largest city, fel­low pro­test­ers said.
A 53-year-old man was found dead Tuesday inside a tent pitched at the Occupy New Orleans encampment at Duncan Plaza across from City Hall.
City Council debates fate of Occupy encampment .
The City Council in Oakland spent the afternoon in closed session Monday apparently debating the Occupy Oakland encampment and what to do about it.
Omaha Police Move Illegal Encampment .
Following a march by protesters, police tried to tear down some newly-erected tents at the encampment and and a melee ensued.
The deputy mayor of New York City says a planned cleaning of the protest encampment in lower Manhattan has been postponed.
Police arrest protesters at Occupy Boston encampment (PHOTOS).
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