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Definition of "encampment" []

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

  • The place where a camp, esp a military camp, is set up (noun)

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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."