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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  --Gibbon. 
 
  A  green  encampment  yonder  meets  the  eye.  --Guardian. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  encampment 
  n  1:  a  site  where  people  on  holiday  can  pitch  a  tent  [syn:  {campsite}, 
  {campground},  {camping  site},  {camping  ground},  {bivouac}, 
  {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},  {cantonment},  {bivouac}] 
  3:  the  act  of  encamping  and  living  in  tents  in  a  camp  [syn:  {camping}, 
  {bivouacking},  {tenting}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Encampment,  WY 
  Zip  code(s):  82325 




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