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Definitions for Garrison
ˈgær ə səngar·ri·son
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a fortified military post where troops are stationed
Garrison, William Lloyd Garrisonnoun
United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879)
the troops who maintain and guard a fortified place
station (troops) in a fort or garrison
A permanent military post.
The troops stationed at such a post.
To assign troops to a military post
To convert into a military fort
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: garnison, French.
How oft he said to me,
Thou art no soldier fit for Cupid’s garrison. Philip Sidney, b. i.
Whom the old Roman wall so ill confin’d,
With a new chain of garrisons you bind. Edmund Waller.
Some of them that are laid in garrison will do no great hurt to the enemies. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.
To secure by fortresses.
Etymology: from the verb.
Others those forces join,
Which garrison the conquests near the Rhine. John Dryden, Juven.
a body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town
a fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its security
to place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town
to secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops; as, to garrison a conquered territory
Etymology: [OE. garnisoun, F. garnison garrison, in OF. & OE. also, provision, munitions, from garnir to garnish. See Garnish.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gar′i-sn, n. a supply of soldiers for guarding a fortress: a fortified place.—v.t. to furnish a fortress with troops: to defend by fortresses manned with troops.—Garrison town, a town in which a garrison is stationed. [O. Fr. garison—garir, guerir, to furnish—Teut., Old High Ger. warjan, to defend.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A military force guarding a town or fortress; a term for the place itself; also for the state of guard there maintained.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town to defend it against an enemy, or to keep its inhabitants in subjection. A strong place, in which troops are quartered for its security. In garrison, in the condition of a garrison; doing duty in a fort or as one of a garrison. Garrison town, is a strong place, in which troops are quartered and do duty for the security thereof, keeping strong guards at each post, and a main-guard in or near the market-place. As a verb it means to place troops in, as in a fortress, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town. To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops; as, to garrison a conquered territory.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Garrison is ranked #677 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Garrison surname appeared 50,686 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 17 would have the surname Garrison.
83% or 42,115 total occurrences were White.
11% or 5,586 total occurrences were Black.
2.4% or 1,257 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2% or 1,059 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.8% or 421 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.5% or 253 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of Garrison in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Garrison in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of Garrison in a Sentence
It’s some sort of poetic irony to be knocked off the air by a story, having told so many of them Garrison Keillor, but I ’m 75 and don’t have any interest in arguing about this. And I can not in conscience bring danger to a great organization I’ve worked hard for since 1969, a person could not hope for more than what I was given.
Rob Garrison was a great person and ambassador to' The Karate Kid' legacy, rob Garrison performance in Season 2 of' Cobra Kai,' being Rob Garrison last, was simply amazing and Rob Garrison stole the episode. Rob Garrison will be missed by me and everyone Rob Garrison encountered.
Through the guidance of my military friends, the Fort Bliss P3T Program and Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, our Garrison command and our Public Affairs, we were able to show that even our mommies in uniform can provide for their babies, breastfeeding their babies doesn't make them less of a soldier, I believe it makes them a better one. Juggling the tasks and expectations of a soldier, plus providing for their own in the best way they possibly can, makes (these) ladies even stronger for it.
Rob Garrison was a great person and ambassador to' Karate Kid' legacy, rob Garrison performance in Season 2 of' Cobra Kai,' being Rob Garrison last, was simply amazing and Rob Garrison stole the episode. Rob Garrison will be missed by me and everyone Rob Garrison encountered.
The Russians agreed to a [ 34 mile ] ‘ deconfliction zone ’ around the At Tanf garrison to avoid accidental conflict between our forces, and to remain professionally engaged through de-confliction channels. We expect The Russians to abide by this agreement.
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Translations for Garrison
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- guarnicióCatalan, Valencian
- Garnison, StandortGerman
- gearastan, freiceadanScottish Gaelic
- guarnigione, casermaItalian
- חיל מצבHebrew
- caserna, guarniçãoPortuguese
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