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ˈgær ə səngar·ri·son

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Garrison

    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. garisongarir, guerir, to furnish—Teut., Old High Ger. warjan, to defend.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. garrison

    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

  1. garrison

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garrison in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garrison in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of garrison in a Sentence

  1. Jon Alterman:

    Iraqi politics are in a delicate state. There's no Iraqi support for the country becoming a principal U.S. garrison in the Middle East.

  2. Shayne Neuman:

    I have asked the Australian National Audit Office to launch an urgent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the Department of Home Affairs' procurement of garrison support and welfare services in Papua New Guinea.

  3. William Urban:

    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.

  4. Rick Henriques:

    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.

  5. Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed:

    We have a military garrison in Garissa, and the work began immediately after the attack was reported and continued for a number of hours until we were able to rescue 663 students of the 800 students that had been taken hostage by these terrorists. So the response was adequate.

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