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Definition of "encampment" [en•camp•ment]

  • The act of encamping. (noun)
  • The state of being encamped. (noun)
  • A camp; a campsite. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "encampment" in a sentence
  • "A tent housing a masseuse sits at the end of one row, and in the center of the encampment is a shaded lounge stocked with sofas."
  • "Usually, the encampment is alongside the main access to the town, where they can search every vehicle and interrogate every person who passes through."
  • "The encampment is currenly in danger of closing down because they have nowhere to go after their May 5 deadline."