Garrison definition

gărĭ-sən
A military post, especially one that is permanently established.
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To assign (troops) to a military post.
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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.

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Garrison is defined as to provide or occupy with troops.

An example of garrison is to send army troops to an area in need.

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The troops stationed at a military post.
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To supply (a post) with troops.
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To occupy as or convert into a military post.
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Troops stationed in a fort or fortified place.
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A fortified place with troops, guns, etc.; military post or station.
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To place (troops) on duty in a garrison.
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To station troops in (a fortified place) for its defense.
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To occupy and control by sending troops into.
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(person) 1805-79; U.S. editor, lecturer, & abolitionist leader.
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A permanent military post.
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The troops stationed at such a post.
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(allusive) Occupants.
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To assign troops to a military post.
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To convert into a military fort.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
garrison
Plural:
garrisons

Origin of garrison

  • Middle English garison fortified place from Old French from garir to defend of Germanic origin wer-4 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French garison, guarison, from Frankish, ultimately of Germanic origin; compare guard, ward.

    From Wiktionary