Definitions for garrisonˈgær ə sən

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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

  5. Origin: [OE. garnisoun, F. garnison garrison, in OF. & OE. also, provision, munitions, from garnir to garnish. See Garnish.]


  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.

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