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bivouac


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bivouac  \Biv"ouac\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bivouacked}  (?);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Bivouacking}.]  (Mil.) 
  a  To  watch  at  night  or  be  on  guard,  as  a  whole  army. 
  b  To  encamp  for  the  night  without  tents  or  covering. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bivouac  \Biv"ouac\,  n.  [F.  bivouac,  bivac  prab.  fr  G. 
  beiwache  or  beiwacht  bei  by  near  +  wachen  to  watch,  wache 
  watch,  guard.  See  {By},  and  {Watch}.]  (Mil.) 
  a  The  watch  of  a  whole  army  by  night,  when  in  danger  of 
  surprise  or  attack. 
  b  An  encampment  for  the  night  without  tents  or  covering. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bivouac 
  n  1:  temporary  living  quarters  specially  built  by  the  army  for 
  soldiers;  "wherever  he  went  in  the  camp  the  men  were 
  grumbling"  [syn:  {camp},  {encampment},  {cantonment}] 
  2:  a  site  where  people  on  holiday  can  pitch  a  tent  [syn:  {campsite}, 
  {campground},  {camping  site},  {camping  ground},  {encampment}, 
  {camping  area}] 
  v  :  live  in  a  tent  [syn:  {camp},  {encamp},  {camp  out}] 




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