American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To set up camp or live in a camp.
- v. To provide quarters for in a camp: encamp migrant workers near the fields.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To go into camp; form and occupy a camp; settle in temporary quarters, formed by tents or huts, as an army or a company.
- To form into or fix in a camp; place in temporary quarters.
- v. To build and/or inhabit a camp or temporary shelter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To form and occupy a camp; to prepare and settle in temporary habitations, as tents or huts; to halt on a march, pitch tents, or form huts, and remain for the night or for a longer time, as an army or a company traveling.
- v. To form into a camp; to place in a temporary habitation, or quarters.
- v. live in or as if in a tent
- en- + camp (Wiktionary)
“In a seamless division of labor, the mothers would traipse up and down the stairs and in and out of elevators with the children, while the dads would encamp in the living room sampling single-malt scotch.”
“By this I do not mean that people should be encouraged to encamp in public spaces in all neighborhoods around our various cities.”
“The state Supreme Court's decision, endorsing the right of Occupiers to return to Zuccotti Park, but not to encamp there, seems positively Solomonic.”
“Every Sunday between September and January, millions of Americans encamp for several hours in their living rooms and watch football.”
“Those who encamp also have to make a long march through the institutions, in the long ago words of Rudi Dutschke.”
“We soon learned that they had gone up the valley, and looking that way, we discovered a column of alkali dust approaching us, about a mile distant, interposing between my little detachment and the point where I knew General Rains intended to encamp for the night.”
“I followed up the victory immediately by despatching Capehart through Rock-fish Gap, with orders to encamp on the east side of the Blue Ridge.”
“He had no friends at all save the wandering gypsies, and he would give these vagabonds leave to encamp upon the few acres of bramble-covered land which represent the family estate, and would accept in return the hospitality of their tents, wandering away with them sometimes for weeks on end.”
“Our hope is that when we just encamp outside the wall and don't attack they'll think we're settling in for an extended siege.”
“For reasons of logistics and geography, Washington chose to encamp at Valley Forge, just over 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia.”
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