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encampment

Syllabification: en·camp·ment
Pronunciation: /inˈkampmənt
 
, enˈkampmənt
 
/

Definition of encampment in English:

noun

1A place with temporary accommodations consisting of huts or tents, typically for troops or nomads.
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.
Synonyms
camp, military camp, bivouac, cantonment;
campsite, camping ground;
1.1The process 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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