meaning of bivouac

bivouac meaning in General Dictionary

The view of a whole military by night when at risk of shock or attack

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  • To watch at night or perhaps on guard overall military
  • live-in or like in a tent
  • a website where people on holiday can pitch a tent
  • short-term lifestyle quarters specifically built by the military for troops
  • The watch of a complete army by night, whenever vulnerable to surprise or assault.
  • An encampment when it comes to evening without tents or covering.
  • to look at through the night or perhaps on shield, in general military.
  • To encamp the night without tents or addressing.

bivouac meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1702, from French bivouac (17c.), eventually from Swiss/Alsatian biwacht "night shield," from bei- "double, extra" + wacht "guard" (see hold off (v.)). Initial definition had been an army that remained through to night-watch; feeling of "outdoor camp" is 1853. Maybe not a typical word in English prior to the Napoleonic Wars. Italian bivacco is from French. As a verb, 1809, "to create soldiers into the night;" meaning "camp-out side" is from 1814.


bivouac meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The view of a complete army by night, whenever in danger of shock or attack.

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  • (n.) An encampment for night without tents or covering.
  • (v. i.) to view at night or be on guard, as a whole army.
  • (v. i.) To encamp for the night without tents or covering.

Sentence Examples with the word bivouac

From bivouac long after dawn, he marched forward, via Walhain.

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