Definition of encampment in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkampm(ə)nt/


1A place with temporary accommodation consisting of huts or tents, typically for troops or nomads: a Bedouin encampment
More example sentences
  • They have remained committed for over a decade, despite the permanent encampment of 20,000 troops surrounding them.
  • He led them through the encampment of blue tents; it was like walking through a ghost town.
  • It was Faouzi's idea to stop within sight of a nomad encampment on the way home.
camp, military camp, bivouac, cantonment, barracks, base, station, post;
campsite, camping ground;
South African historical laager
1.1A prehistoric enclosed or fortified site, especially an Iron Age hill fort.
Example sentences
  • When earth-moving works were carried out on the slopes of Mont Boron to the north-west of the Grotte, a Lower Palaeolithic encampment was revealed and excavated.
  • No animal bones survived in the site's acid soils but pits, scoops and some 20 stakeholes suggested an encampment.
  • With its prehistoric burial mounds, barrows and encampments, its feudal laws and time-trapped settlements, the New Forest is anything but dull.
1.2 [mass noun] The action of setting up a camp.
Example sentences
  • In the midst of the night, this encampment in these sparse woods on the edge of Ther'kass was eerily silent.
  • Several government bodies are major landowners and their land may be subject to unauthorised encampment - examples include the Forestry Commission and the Highways Agency.
  • A staggering 25 tonnes of rubbish and building rubble was left behind after the four day encampment on the main car park at Pennington Flash Country Park.

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