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4 definitions found
 for bivouac
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bivouac \Biv"ouac\, n. [F. bivouac, bivac, prab. fr. G.
     beiwache, or beiwacht; bei by, near + wachen to watch, wache
     watch, guard. See By, and Watch.] (Mil.)
     (a) The watch of a whole army by night, when in danger of
         surprise or attack.
     (b) An encampment for the night without tents or covering.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bivouac \Biv"ouac\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bivouacked (?); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Bivouacking.] (Mil.)
     (a) To watch at night or be on guard, as a whole army.
     (b) To encamp for the night without tents or covering.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bivouac
      n 1: temporary living quarters specially built by the army for
           soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were
           grumbling" [syn: camp, encampment, cantonment,
           bivouac]
      2: a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent [syn:
         campsite, campground, camping site, camping ground,
         bivouac, encampment, camping area]
      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 Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "bivouac":
     Konzentrationslager, Lager, anchor, barrack, barracks, billet at,
     burrow, camp, camp out, campground, campsite, cantonment, casern,
     colonize, come to anchor, concentration camp, detention camp,
     domesticate, drive stakes, drop anchor, encamp, encampment,
     ensconce, establish residence, go camping, hive, hobo jungle,
     inhabit, keep house, lines, live at, locate, maroon, moor, move,
     nest, park, people, perch, pitch, pitch camp, populate, relocate,
     reside, roost, rough it, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle,
     settle down, sit down, sleep out, squat, stand, stay at,
     strike root, take residence at, take root, take up residence, tent,
     tented field
  
  

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