- an act or instance of encamping; lodgment in a camp.
- the place or quarters occupied in camping; camp.
Origin of encampment
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Examples from the Web for encampment
The entire inner circle of the Maidan encampment was surrounded by rings of fire created by the protestors to keep the police out.My Life Behind Kiev’s Barricades
February 21, 2014
Members of the Farsala Roma community gave the videos of Maria during her time in the encampment to Greek Alpha TV.The Mysterious Case of Maria, Greece’s Fake Roma Child
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 21, 2013
Just after dawn this morning, I was inside the encampment around the Rabaa al-Adaweyah mosque in the Nasr City district of Cairo.Egypt’s Government Thugs Beat Me Up at the Rabaa Sit-In
August 14, 2013
“I need backup,” a man said into his phone in the pro-Israel encampment.Twin Protests
November 16, 2012
I connected with OLA, along with several co-conspirators, a few weeks after the encampment began on the Sukkot holiday.A Year On: Occupy L.A. And God
September 28, 2012
About six miles from our encampment brought us to the summit.
The elevation of this encampment is 2,940 feet above the sea.
By observation, the elevation of this encampment is 2,250 feet.
This with him appeared to be a favourite place of encampment.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
I have heard a party was to leave the encampment this morning for the lake shore?The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
- 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
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