2. The place where an army or a company is encamped; a camp; tents pitched or huts erected for temporary
A square of about seven hundred yards was sufficient for the encampment of twenty thousand Romans.Gibbon.
A green encampment yonder meets the eye.Guardian.
(En*can"ker) v. t. To canker. [Obs.]
(En*cap`su*la"tion) n. (Physiol.) The act of inclosing in a capsule; the growth of a membrane
around (any part) so as to inclose it in a capsule.
(En*car"nal*ize) v. t. To carnalize; to make gross. [R.] "Encarnalize their spirits." Tennyson.
(||En*car"pus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. containing fruit; in + fruit; cf. L. encarpa, pl., Gr. .] (Arch.) An
ornament on a frieze or capital, consisting of festoons of fruit, flowers, leaves, etc. [Written also encarpa.]
(En*case") v. t. [Cf. Enchase.] To inclose as in a case. See Incase. Beau. & Fl.
(En*case"ment) n. [Cf. Casement.]
1. The act of encasing; also, that which encases.
2. (Biol.) An old theory of generation similar to emboîtement. See Ovulist.
(En*cash") v. t. (Eng. Banking) To turn into cash; to cash. Sat. Rev.
(En*cash"ment) n. (Eng. Banking) The payment in cash of a note, draft, etc.
(En*cau"ma) n. [NL., from Gr. mark caused by burning, fr. . See Encaustic.] (Med.) An
ulcer in the eye, upon the cornea, which causes the loss of the humors. Dunglison.
Encaustic painting (Fine Arts), painting by means of wax with which the colors are combined, and
which is afterwards fused with hot irons, thus fixing the colors. Encaustic tile (Fine Arts), an earthenware
tile which has a decorative pattern and is not wholly of one color.
(En*caus"tic) a. [L. encausticus, Gr. fr. to burn in; in + to burn: cf. F. encaustique. See Caustic,
and cf. Ink.] (Fine Arts) Prepared by means of heat; burned in.
(En*caus"tic), n. [L. encaustica, Gr. (sc. ): cf. F. encaustique. See Encaustic, a.] The
method of painting in heated wax, or in any way where heat is used to fix the colors.
(En*cave") v. t. [Pref. en- + cave: cf. F. encaver. Cf. Incavated.] To hide in, or as in, a
cave or recess. "Do but encave yourself." Shak.
(-ence) [F. -ence, L. -entia.] A noun suffix signifying action, state, or quality; also, that which
relates to the action or state; as in emergence, diffidence, diligence, influence, difference, excellence.
See - ance.
(||En`ceinte") n. [F., fr. enceindre to gird about, surround, L. incingere; in + cingere to gird.
1. (Fort.) The line of works which forms the main inclosure of a fortress or place; called also body
of the place.