from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To depart secretly or suddenly.
- intransitive v. To depart from a camp or camping ground.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To break up camp and move on.
- v. To disappear suddenly and secretly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To break up a camp; to move away from a camping ground, usually by night or secretly.
- intransitive v. Hence, to depart suddenly; to run away; -- generally used disparagingly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To depart from a camp or camping-ground; break camp; march off: as, the army decamped at six o'clock.
- In a general sense, to depart quickly, secretly, or unceremoniously; take one's self off; run away: as, he decamped suddenly.
- To camp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. leave suddenly
- v. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
- v. leave a camp
French décamper, from Old French descamper, to strike camp : des-, de- + camper, to camp (from camp, camp; see camp1).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)