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verb (used without object)
  1. to settle or lodge in a camp.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to make into a camp.
  2. to lodge or place in a camp.
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Origin of encamp

First recorded in 1540–50; en-1 + camp1
Related formsun·en·camped, adjective
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Related Words

quarter, settle, billet, tent, bivouac

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British Dictionary definitions for encamp


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


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

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