Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bivouac”

See all translations

bivouac

noun [C] uk   /ˈbɪv.u.æk/ us  
a temporary shelter or camp for sleeping in outside, that is not a tent: The children made a bivouac at the bottom of the garden with some poles and an old blanket. ( also bivouac tent) a small, light tent that is just big enough for one or two people to lie in

bivouac

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈbɪv.u.æk/ ( present participle bivouacking, past tense and past participle bivouacked) us  
to camp (= sleep) in a bivouac: The soldiers bivouacked in the mountains for two nights.
Translations of “bivouac”
in Chinese (Traditional) 露宿地,露宿, 小帳篷,臨時營帳…
in Chinese (Simplified) 临时宿营,露宿, 小帐篷,临时营帐…
(Definition of bivouac from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bivouac?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More