What does bivouac mean?

Definitions for bivouac
ˈbɪv uˌæk, ˈbɪv wækbivouac

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. camp, encampment, cantonment, bivouac(noun)

    temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

    "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"

  2. campsite, campground, camping site, camping ground, bivouac, encampment, camping area(verb)

    a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent

  3. camp, encamp, camp out, bivouac, tent(verb)

    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"


  1. bivouac(Noun)

    An encampment for the night, usually without tents or covering.

  2. bivouac(Noun)

    Any temporary encampment.

  3. bivouac(Noun)

    The watch of a whole army by night, when in danger of surprise or attack.

  4. bivouac(Verb)

    To set up camp.

    We'll bivouac here tonight.

  5. Origin: From bivouac, formerly biouac, bivac, from beiwacht, biwacht, from bi, bei + *, from wachte, from *, from wahtwō, from weǵ-. Compare Beiwache, Wacht. More at by, watch, wait.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bivouac(noun)

    the watch of a whole army by night, when in danger of surprise or attack

  2. Bivouac(noun)

    an encampment for the night without tents or covering

  3. Bivouac(verb)

    to watch at night or be on guard, as a whole army

  4. Bivouac(verb)

    to encamp for the night without tents or covering


  1. Bivouac

    Bivouac is the second album by American punk band Jawbreaker, released on Tupelo Recording Company and Communion Records in 1992.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bivouac

    biv′ōō-ak, n. the resting at night of soldiers in the open air, instead of under cover in camp.—v.i. to pass the night in the open air:—pr.p. biv′ouacking; pa.p. biv′ouacked. [Fr.—Ger. beiwacht, to watch beside—bei by, wachen, to watch.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bivouac

    The resting for the night in the open-air by an armed party, instead of encamping.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bivouac

    A night-watch in open air. Troops bivouac when they make the best of it for the night, encamping in the open air. The term was also applied to a night-guard of the whole army, when apprehensive of surprise. The word comes from the German bei, “near,” and wache, “watch.” In recent times it is common for soldiers on the march to use the tente d’abri, or shelter-tent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bivouac in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bivouac in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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