[syn: camping, encampment, bivouacking, tenting]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Encampment \En*camp"ment\, n.
1. The act of pitching tents or forming huts, as by an army
or traveling company, for temporary lodging or rest.
2. The place where an army or a company is encamped; a camp;
tents pitched or huts erected for temporary lodgings.
A square of about seven hundred yards was sufficient
for the encampment of twenty thousand Romans.
A green encampment yonder meets the eye. --Guardian.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent [syn:
campsite, campground, camping site, camping ground,
bivouac, encampment, camping area]
2: temporary living quarters specially built by the army for
soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were
grumbling" [syn: camp, encampment, cantonment,
3: the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp [syn:
camping, encampment, bivouacking, tenting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "encampment":
Konzentrationslager, Lager, barrack, barracks, bivouac,
bivouacking, camp, campground, camping, campsite, cantonment,
casern, concentration camp, detention camp, hobo jungle, lines,
tented field, tenting