Easton's Bible Dictionary
The manner in which the Israelites encamped during their march through the wilderness is described in Numbers 2 and 3. The order of the encampment (see CAMP) was preserved in the march (Numbers 2:17), the signal for which was the blast of two silver trumpets. Detailed regulations affecting the camp for sanitary purposes are given (Leviticus 4:11, 12; 6:11; 8:17; 10:4, 5; 13:46; 14:3; Numbers 12:14, 15; 31:19; Deuteronomy 23:10, 12).
In the subsequent history of Israel frequent mention is made of their encampments in the time of war (Judges 7:18; 1 Samuel 13:2, 3, 16, 23; 17:3; 29:1; 30:9, 24). The temple was sometimes called "the camp of the Lord" (2 Chronicles 31:2, R.V.; Comp. Psalm 78:28). The multitudes who flocked to David are styled "a great host (i.e., "camp;" Hebrews mahaneh), like the host of God" (1 Chronicles 12:22).
Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (v. i.) To rest in temporary habitations, as tents or huts; to halt on a march, pitch tents, or form huts, and remain for the night or for a longer time, as an army or a company traveling.
2. (v. t.) To form into a camp; to place in a temporary habitation, or quarters.