An encampment is a group of people who are living in a temporary location. They might be living in a city, but they might also be living in a rural area.

  • The protesters are camping out in front of the company's headquarters.

  • The army is camping out in preparation for the war.

Definition of encampment


the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp


bivouacking, camping, tenting


a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent


bivouac, campground, camping area, camping ground, camping site, campsite


temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers


bivouac, camp, cantonment

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Example Sentences for encampment

  • 1

    The statue was taken to the church of Encamp.

  • 2

    It is a reconstruction of the final encampment of the Continental Army.

  • 3

    It is an excellent site for the extreme sports and to encamp.

  • 4

    The Andalusians encamp separately from the Almoravids.

  • 5

    There is also retail industry in the town of Encamp.

  • 6

    But the encampment was primarily during the winter of 1846 7.

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    It is also the largest youth encampment in the United States.

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    During the Civil War the farm was a favored encampment.

  • 9

    The association of Turges with the encampment of Lough Ree is plausible.

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    They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon.