garrison

[ gar-uh-suhn ]
/ ˈgær ə sən /

noun

a body of troops stationed in a fortified place.
the place where such troops are stationed.
any military post, especially a permanent one.

verb (used with object)

to provide (a fort, town, etc.) with a garrison.
to occupy (a fort, post, station, etc.) with troops.
to put (troops) on duty in a fort, post, station, etc.

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Origin of garrison

1250–1300; Middle English garisoun protection, stronghold <Old French garison, gareison defense, provision, derivative of garir, guerir to defend <Germanic; compare Old High German warjan

OTHER WORDS FROM garrison

o·ver·gar·ri·son, verb (used with object)re·gar·ri·son, verb (used with object)un·gar·ri·soned, adjective

Definition for garrison (2 of 2)

Garrison
[ gar-uh-suhn ]
/ ˈgær ə sən /

noun

William Lloyd, 1805–79, U.S. leader in the abolition movement.
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British Dictionary definitions for garrison

garrison
/ (ˈɡærɪsən) /

noun

the troops who maintain and guard a base or fortified place
  1. the place itself
  2. (as modifier)a garrison town

verb

(tr) to station (troops) in (a fort)

Word Origin for garrison

C13: from Old French garison, from garir to defend, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse verja to defend, Old English, Old High German werian
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