Definitions of encampment
  1. noun
    temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
    synonyms: bivouac, camp, cantonment
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    boot camp
    camp for training military recruits
    an encampment of huts (chiefly military)
    laager, lager
    a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons
    type of:
    military quarters
    living quarters for personnel on a military post
  2. noun
    a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
    synonyms: bivouac, campground, camping area, camping ground, camping site, campsite
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    type of:
    land site, site
    the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
  3. noun
    the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp
    synonyms: bivouacking, camping, tenting
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    type 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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