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.
n 1: a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent [syn: campsite,
campground, camping site, camping ground, bivouac,
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,