garrison


1gar·ri·son

noun \ˈger-ə-sən, ˈga-rə-\

: a military camp, fort, or base

: a group of soldiers who are living at a garrison

Full Definition of GARRISON

1
:  a military post; especially :  a permanent military installation
2
:  the troops stationed at a garrison

Examples of GARRISON

  1. a garrison of 5,000 men

Origin of GARRISON

Middle English garisoun protection, from Anglo-French garisun healing, protection, from garir to heal, protect, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German werien to defend — more at weir
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

2garrison

verb

: to send soldiers to (a place) in order to defend it

: to send (soldiers) to live in and defend a place

gar·ri·sonedgar·ri·son·ing \-s(ə-)niŋ\

Full Definition of GARRISON

transitive verb
1
:  to station troops in
2
a :  to assign as a garrison
b :  to occupy with troops

First Known Use of GARRISON

1569

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

Rhymes with GARRISON

Gar·ri·son

biographical name \ˈga-rə-sən\

Definition of GARRISON

William Lloyd 1805–1879 Am. abolitionist

Rhymes with GARRISON

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