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Meaning of BIVOUAC

Pronunciation:  'bivoo`ak

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
  2. [n]  a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
  3. [v]  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"

BIVOUAC is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: camp, camp, camp out, campground, camping area, camping ground, camping site, campsite, cantonment, encamp, encampment, encampment, tent
 See Also: boot camp, domicile, domiciliate, dwell, hutment, inhabit, laager, lager, land site, live, military quarters, people, populate, reside, shack, site



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
Thesaurus Terms
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