Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To set up camp or live in a camp.
  • transitive v. To provide quarters for in a camp: encamp migrant workers near the fields.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To build and/or inhabit a camp or temporary shelter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive 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.
  • transitive v. To form into a camp; to place in a temporary habitation, or quarters.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. live in or as if in a tent

Etymologies

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en- +‎ camp

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