- to settle or lodge in a camp.
Origin of encamp
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Examples from the Web for encamp
It is evening, and as we are weary with our wanderings, we encamp here all night.The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba
When night came on, I did not consider it safe to encamp near the Tibetans.In the Forbidden Land
Arnold Henry Savage Landor
They encamp before the city, and draw their trenches round the walls.The Aeneid of Virgil
On the eastern side Murray was moving closer, to encamp for the siege.Fort Amity
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
At the close of the day it was always necessary to run the canoe ashore, to land and encamp.
- to lodge or cause to lodge in a camp
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Word Origin and History for encamp
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