Definitions for garrisonˈgær ə sən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gar•ri•sonˈgær ə sən(n.)

  1. a body of troops stationed in a fortified place.

    Category: Military

  2. any military post.

    Category: Military

  3. (v.t.)to provide with a garrison.

    Category: Military

  4. to occupy (a fort, post, station, etc.) with troops.

    Category: Military

  5. to put (troops) on duty in a fort, post, station, etc.

    Category: Military

Origin of garrison:

1250–1300; ME garisoun protection, stronghold < OF garison, gareison defense, provision, der. of garir, guerir to defend < Gmc; cf. OHG warjan

Gar•ri•sonˈgær ə sən(n.)

  1. William Lloyd, 1805–79, U.S. leader in the abolition movement.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. garrison, fort(noun)

    a fortified military post where troops are stationed

  2. Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison(noun)

    United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879)

  3. garrison(verb)

    the troops who maintain and guard a fortified place

  4. garrison(verb)

    station (troops) in a fort or garrison


  1. garrison(Noun)

    A permanent military post.

  2. garrison(Noun)

    The troops stationed at such a post.

  3. garrison(Verb)

    To assign troops to a military post

  4. garrison(Verb)

    To convert into a military fort

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garrison(noun)

    a body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town

  2. Garrison(noun)

    a fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its security

  3. Garrison(verb)

    to place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town

  4. Garrison(verb)

    to secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops; as, to garrison a conquered territory


  1. Garrison

    Garrison is the collective term for a body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but now often simply using it as a home base. The garrison is usually in a city, town, fort, castle or similar. "Garrison town" is a common expression for any town that has a military base nearby.

Translations for garrison

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a number of soldiers, for guarding a fortress, town etc.

a garrison town.

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