- The definition of a garrison is a military fort or a body of troops stationed at a military fort.
An example of garrison is a group of army units.
- Garrison is defined as to provide or occupy with troops.
An example of garrison is to send army troops to an area in need.
- troops stationed in a fort or fortified place
- a fortified place with troops, guns, etc.; military post or station
Origin of garrisonMiddle English garison from Old French from garir (see garret); meaning influenced, influence by associated, association with Middle English and Old French garnison, a garrison, provisions from garnir, to furnish: see garnish
- to station troops in (a fortified place) for its defense
- to occupy and control by sending troops into
- to place (troops) on duty in a garrison
- A military post, especially one that is permanently established.
- The troops stationed at a military post.
transitive verbgar·ri·soned, gar·ri·son·ing, gar·ri·sons
- To assign (troops) to a military post.
- To supply (a post) with troops.
- To occupy as or convert into a military post.
Origin of garrisonMiddle English garison fortified place from Old French from garir to defend of Germanic origin ; see wer-4 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present garrisons, present participle garrisoning, simple past and past participle garrisoned)