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bivouac

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To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead—somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man—somewhere these, too, come together.
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English

Etymology

From French bivouac, probably from Alemannic German beiwacht, biwacht.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
bivouac

Plural
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  1. An encampment for the night, usually without tents or covering.
  2. Any temporary encampment.
    • 2005, Boston Globe, September 23, 2005
      The outing begins by Thursday noon, when the recreational vehicles start rumbling into town and their owners set up bivouacs.
  3. (dated) The watch of a whole army by night, when in danger of surprise or attack.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to bivouac

Third person singular
bivouacs or bivouacks

Simple past
bivouacked

Past participle
bivouacked

Present participle
bivouacking

to bivouac (third-person singular simple present bivouacs or bivouacks, present participle bivouacking, simple past and past participle bivouacked)
  1. To set up camp.
    We'll bivouac here tonight.

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