1A place with temporary accommodation consisting of huts or tents, typically for troops or nomads: a Bedouin encampment
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- 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.
1.1A prehistoric enclosed or fortified site, especially an Iron Age hill fort.
- 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.
- 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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