Meaning of “encamp” in the English Dictionary

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"encamp" in British English

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encampverb [ I or T ]

uk /ɪnˈkæmp/ us /ɪnˈkæmp/ mainly UK US usually camp formal

Examples from literature

  • At the next village we encamped, for night drew near. 
  • From that point our route was west and even to the southward of west, until we again encamped near the river, after a journey of fifteen miles. 
  • The next evening they encamped at the junction of the two streams, making their preparations to ascend the latter the following morning. 
  • There was one regiment encamped by the side of mine. 
  • They soon encamped by our side. 

(Definition of “encamp” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)