en·​camp | \ in-ˈkamp How to pronounce encamp (audio) , en- \
encamped; encamping; encamps

Definition of encamp

intransitive verb

: to set up or occupy a camp

transitive verb

: to place or establish in a camp

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Examples of encamp in a Sentence

the hike will take several days, and we plan to encamp along the trail as the hurricane raged outside, the stranded tourists were encamped overnight in the high school gym
Recent Examples on the Web The local leaders are inviting the protesters, some armed, to encamp for the long haul. WSJ, "CHAZ Poses a Huge Threat To Employment in Seattle," 12 June 2020 Get your game on at Midwinter Gaming Convention Games people play — a whole lot of them — are the focus of the Midwinter Gaming Convention, which encamps this weekend at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "7 things you should be doing in Milwaukee this weekend, from a new beer festival to old-school gaming," 9 Jan. 2020 Wong-Wilson is a leader of the Mauna Kea kia’i, a group of Native Hawaiians who have been encamped near the volcano’s base since July. Alexandra Witze, Scientific American, "How the Fight over a Hawaii Mega Telescope Could Change Astronomy," 20 Jan. 2020 While the volcano remains dangerous, with large numbers of local villagers encamped in emergency shelters, officials have begun discussing post-eruption recovery. Aaron Favila And Jim Gomez, SFChronicle.com, "Philippine government bars residents from returning to volcano island," 19 Jan. 2020 Instead of encamping in France, as was intended, the league’s Paris franchise will instead be based in New Jersey at the start of the season, according to two people familiar with the team’s operations and housing situation. Washington Post, "Paris Eternal will call New Jersey home at start of 2020 Overwatch League season," 24 Jan. 2020 It's believed that everyone else died while encamped for the winter, or while attempting to walk back to civilization. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Fresh images of HMS Terror shipwreck could clear up lingering mysteries," 30 Aug. 2019 The number of caravan migrants encamped at Tijuana’s main shelter has dropped by more than half, according to local government officials and social workers. Juan Montes, WSJ, "Another Caravan Crosses Mexican-Guatemalan Border," 18 Jan. 2019 Actor Jason Momoa, who has born in Hawaii, visited the hundreds of demonstrators encamped at the base of Mauna Kea on the Big Island on Wednesday. Doug Criss, CNN, "Jason Momoa joins protesters trying to keep a telescope off Hawaii's tallest mountain," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of encamp

1563, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of encamp was in 1563

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22 Jun 2020

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“Encamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encamp. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of encamp

formal : to set up and use a camp

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