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ENCAMPMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does encampment mean? 

ENCAMPMENT (noun)
  The noun ENCAMPMENT has 3 senses:

1. a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
2. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
3. the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp

  Familiarity information: ENCAMPMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENCAMPMENT (noun)


Sense 1encampment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A site where people on holiday can pitch a tent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

campground; camping area; camping ground; camping site; campsite; encampment; bivouac

Hypernyms ("encampment" is a kind of...):

land site; site (the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located))


Sense 2encampment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bivouac; camp; cantonment; encampment

Context example:

wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling

Hypernyms ("encampment" is a kind of...):

military quarters (living quarters for personnel on a military post)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "encampment"):

boot camp (camp for training military recruits)

hutment (an encampment of huts (chiefly military))

laager; lager (a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons)


Sense 3encampment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of encamping and living in tents in a camp

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

bivouacking; camping; tenting; encampment

Hypernyms ("encampment" is a kind of...):

habitation; inhabitancy; inhabitation (the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men))


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