- William Lloyd,1805–79, U.S. leader in the abolition movement.
- the troops who maintain and guard a base or fortified place
- the place itself
- (as modifier)a garrison town
- (tr) to station (troops) in (a fort)
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.