encampment encampment  /ɪn ˈkæmp mɪnt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
  2. (n) temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
  3. (n) the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp

Usage(s):

  1. ARMY NAVY The Grand Army of the Republic met once more, for the 58th reunion and National encampment in Boston.
  2. A Native American encampment to the south of Port Sulphur seems to have vanished.
  3. A homeless man sorts his possessions at his encampment on a downtown sidewalk in Los Angeles.

News

  1. An Uneasy Calm in Istanbul as Protests Continue at Taksim Square

    After a night spent under clouds of police tear gas, protesters in Istanbul’s Gezi Park on Wednesday cleaned up the debris, fortified their encampment, dressed their wounds and said they would stay on. Though Turkey’s government has vowed to end protests it says were co-pted by extremists, the park is home to a colorful group of hundreds of young people at the heart of a bid to save the site ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Time.com via Yahoo! News

  2. Crow Wing Canoe Days and Fur Trade Encampment set for Saturday

    Step into a canoe in Brainerd and step out into a fur trade encampment at Crow Wing State Park. Crow Wing Canoe Days and Fur Trade Encampment is scheduled for Saturday. Canoeists should plan on arriving at Kiwanis Park between 10-11 a.m.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Brainerd Dispatch

  3. Civil War encampment planned for July 12-14 at Cooper Gristmill in Chester Township

    A Civil War encampment will be held at the Cooper Gristmill in Chester Township from Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 14. Meet âAbe Lincolnâ and listen to the soldiersâ stories told by re-enactors. For more information, call the...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Warren Reporter

Quotes

  1. "A small hard core of virtually professional protesters were planning to do the sort of thing they do at G8 and other places," Mr Livingstone said. "What BAA have done is guarantee massive coverage of what was going to be a minor encampment....
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Ken Livingstone Source: Independent

  2. "I was hooked from that moment on," Bonilla said. "It took me years of research to piece together the full story of the Villista encampment."
    on Mar 15, 2010 By: Bonilla Source: El Paso Times

  3. "The encampment they were in when we saw it at first looked like one of those Hitler things, like a concentration camp, almost," Davis said. "They're in there, in their little jumpsuits, outside in the mud. Their rest rooms was running over....
    on Mar 16, 2008 By: Javal Davis Source: New Yorker

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