verb (used with object)
- garret window,
- garrick, david,
- garrison cap,
- garrison finish,
- garrison house,
- garrison state,
- garrison, william lloyd
Origin of garrison
Examples from the Web for garrison
On another, Garrison said he handed a doctor a bottle of wine in a canister packed with $100 bills.
On one occasion, Garrison said Williams had him hand one out-of-state doctor an envelope stuffed with $20,000 in cash.
The other is an 80-acre estate in Garrison, New York, which is about halfway between Shokan and Soho.Sean Eldridge, Husband of Facebook Mogul Chris Hughes, Running For Congress|Ben Jacobs|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Out of the 18,500-strong party that left Kabul, only one man, Dr. Brydon, made it back to the British garrison in Jalalabad.‘A War for No Wise Purpose’: Afghanistan Defeats the West Again|William Dalrymple|April 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This is, after all, the state that gave us Bob Dylan, Garrison Keillor and the Coen brothers.
The garrison made a determined resistance at every point of attack.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
The garrison rushed to the stockade and watched them as they approached the shore.Montreal 1535-1914 under the French Rgime|William Henry Atherton
These interviews were the only interruption to the dulness of their garrison life.Frederick The Great and His Family|L. Muhlbach
It was not a convention of Abolitionists, although Garrison was a member, but of politicians, mostly of the Whig party.William Lloyd Garrison|Archibald H. Grimke
A long table extended its length down the centre of the room, and around it were gathered the officers of the garrison.Joan of Arc|Lucy Foster Madison
- the place itself
- (as modifier)a garrison town
Word Origin for garrison
c.1300, "store, treasure," from Old French garison "defense" (Modern French guérison "cure, recovery, healing") from garir "defend" (see garret). Meaning "fortified stronghold" is from early 15c.; that of "body of troops in a fortress" is from mid-15c., a sense taken over from Middle English garnison "body of armed men" (late 14c.), from Old French garnison "provision, munitions," from garnir "to furnish, provide."
1560s, from garrison (n.). Related: Garrisoned; garrisoning.