encamp

[en-kamp]

verb (used without object)

to settle or lodge in a camp.

verb (used with object)

to make into a camp.
to lodge or place in a camp.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. enatic,
  2. enation,
  3. enc.,
  4. encaenia,
  5. encage,
  6. encamped,
  7. encampment,
  8. encapsulant,
  9. encapsulate,
  10. encapsulation

Origin of encamp

First recorded in 1540–50; en-1 + camp1

Related formsun·en·camped, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for encamp

encamp

verb

to lodge or cause to lodge in a camp
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Word Origin and History for encamp

encamp

v.

1560s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + camp (n.). Related: Encamped; encamping.

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