What does the word encampment mean?

Usage examples for encampment

  1. Max himself saw to it that the fire was effectually " killed" before they quitted the scene of their night encampment. – At Whispering Pine Lodge by Lawrence J. Leslie
  2. Yesterday, August 11, a certain regiment left its encampment to go on board ship for the North, and ten hours afterward a private who had been left behind started back to his former encampment to sleep, no private soldiers being allowed in Santiago after dark. – Campaigning in Cuba by George Kennan
  3. One day in March, as the boys were gathered in the club room in Mr. Scott's house, discussing plans for a Scout encampment, of the Patrols of the nearby towns, Colonel Snow entered the gate, and they crowded out on the porch to greet him. – The Boy Scouts on the Yukon by Ralph Victor