Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 07/20/21 Bivouac

Bivouac (noun, verb)
biv·ou·ac [biv-oo-ak, biv-wak]
(pronunciation) (previously 07-20-13)

1. a military encampment made with tents or improvised shelters, usually without shelter or protection from enemy fire.
2. the place used for such an encampment.

verb (used without object)
3. to rest or assemble in such an area; encamp.

encampment, tent, campground, campsite, hover, go on, linger, stop, live, continue, endure, stand, persist, last, prevail, survive, wait, garrison, hut, billet

See synonyms for: bivouac / bivouacked / bivouacking on

Origin: 1700–10; < French < Swiss German biwacht auxiliary patrol, equivalent to bi- by- + wacht patrol, watch

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