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 for encamp
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Encamp \En*camp"\, v. t.
     To form into a camp; to place in a temporary habitation, or
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           Bid him encamp his soldiers.             --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Encamp \En*camp"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Encamped (?; 215); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Encamping.]
     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.
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           The host of the Philistines encamped in the valley of
           Rephaim.                                 --1 Chron. xi.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: live in or as if in a tent; "Can we go camping again this
           summer?"; "The circus tented near the town"; "The
           houseguests had to camp in the living room" [syn: camp,
           encamp, camp out, bivouac, tent]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     An encampment was the resting-place for a longer or shorter
     period of an army or company of travellers (Ex. 13:20; 14:19;
     Josh. 10:5; 11:5).
       The manner in which the Israelites encamped during their march
     through the wilderness is described in Num. 2 and 3. The order
     of the encampment (see CAMP) was preserved in the
     march (Num. 2:17), the signal for which was the blast of two
     silver trumpets. Detailed regulations affecting the camp for
     sanitary purposes are given (Lev. 4:11, 12; 6:11; 8:17; 10:4, 5;
     13:46; 14:3; Num. 12:14, 15; 31:19; Deut. 23:10, 12).
       Criminals were executed without the camp (Lev. 4:12; comp.
     John 19:17, 20), and there also the young bullock for a
     sin-offering was burnt (Lev. 24:14; comp. Heb. 13:12).
       In the subsequent history of Israel frequent mention is made
     of their encampments in the time of war (Judg. 7:18; 1 Sam.
     13:2, 3, 16, 23; 17:3; 29:1; 30:9, 24). The temple was sometimes
     called "the camp of the Lord" (2 Chr. 31:2, R.V.; comp. Ps.
     78:28). The multitudes who flocked to David are styled "a great
     host (i.e., "camp;" Heb. mahaneh), like the host of God" (1 Chr.

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