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gar·ri·son

 (găr′ĭ-sən)
n.
1. A military post, especially one that is permanently established.
2. The troops stationed at a military post.
tr.v. gar·ri·soned, gar·ri·son·ing, gar·ri·sons
1. To assign (troops) to a military post.
2. To supply (a post) with troops.
3. To occupy as or convert into a military post.

[Middle English garison, fortified place, from Old French, from garir, to defend, of Germanic origin; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

garrison

(ˈɡærɪsən)
n
1. (Military) the troops who maintain and guard a base or fortified place
2. (Military)
a. the place itself
b. (as modifier): a garrison town.
vb
(Military) (tr) to station (troops) in (a fort)
[C13: from Old French garison, from garir to defend, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse verja to defend, Old English, Old High German werian]

gar•ri•son

(ˈgær ə sən)
n.
1. a body of troops stationed in a fortified place.
2. any military post.
v.t.
3. to provide with a garrison.
4. to occupy (a fort, post, station, etc.) with troops.
5. to put (troops) on duty in a fort, post, station, etc.
[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]

Gar•ri•son

(ˈgær ə sən)

n.
William Lloyd, 1805–79, U.S. leader in the abolition movement.

garrison

- At first, it meant "store, treasure."
See also related terms for treasure.

Garrison

 a body of soldiers stationed at a town or place; a store or treasure.
Examples: garrisons of gold, 1450; of knights, 1526.

garrison


Past participle: garrisoned
Gerund: garrisoning

Imperative
garrison
garrison
Present
I garrison
you garrison
he/she/it garrisons
we garrison
you garrison
they garrison
Preterite
I garrisoned
you garrisoned
he/she/it garrisoned
we garrisoned
you garrisoned
they garrisoned
Present Continuous
I am garrisoning
you are garrisoning
he/she/it is garrisoning
we are garrisoning
you are garrisoning
they are garrisoning
Present Perfect
I have garrisoned
you have garrisoned
he/she/it has garrisoned
we have garrisoned
you have garrisoned
they have garrisoned
Past Continuous
I was garrisoning
you were garrisoning
he/she/it was garrisoning
we were garrisoning
you were garrisoning
they were garrisoning
Past Perfect
I had garrisoned
you had garrisoned
he/she/it had garrisoned
we had garrisoned
you had garrisoned
they had garrisoned
Future
I will garrison
you will garrison
he/she/it will garrison
we will garrison
you will garrison
they will garrison
Future Perfect
I will have garrisoned
you will have garrisoned
he/she/it will have garrisoned
we will have garrisoned
you will have garrisoned
they will have garrisoned
Future Continuous
I will be garrisoning
you will be garrisoning
he/she/it will be garrisoning
we will be garrisoning
you will be garrisoning
they will be garrisoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been garrisoning
you have been garrisoning
he/she/it has been garrisoning
we have been garrisoning
you have been garrisoning
they have been garrisoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been garrisoning
you will have been garrisoning
he/she/it will have been garrisoning
we will have been garrisoning
you will have been garrisoning
they will have been garrisoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been garrisoning
you had been garrisoning
he/she/it had been garrisoning
we had been garrisoning
you had been garrisoning
they had been garrisoning
Conditional
I would garrison
you would garrison
he/she/it would garrison
we would garrison
you would garrison
they would garrison
Past Conditional
I would have garrisoned
you would have garrisoned
he/she/it would have garrisoned
we would have garrisoned
you would have garrisoned
they would have garrisoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garrison - a fortified military post where troops are stationedgarrison - a fortified military post where troops are stationed
military post, post - military installation at which a body of troops is stationed; "this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby"; "there is an officer's club on the post"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.Garrison - United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879)
3.garrison - the troops who maintain and guard a fortified place
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
military personnel, soldiery, troops - soldiers collectively
Verb1.garrison - station (troops) in a fort or garrison
station, post, send, place - assign to a station

garrison

noun
1. troops, group, unit, section, command, armed force, detachment a five-hundred man garrison
2. fort, fortress, camp, base, post, station, stronghold, fortification, encampment The approaches to the garrison have been heavily mined.
verb
1. occupy, protect, guard, defend, man, supply with troops British troops still garrisoned the country.
2. station, position, post, mount, install, assign, put on duty No other soldiers were garrisoned there.
Translations
حامِيَه من الجُنودمينَة حامِيَهيُزَوِّد المَدينَه بِحامِيَه
opatřit posádkouposádkaposádkový
garnisongarnisons-lægge garnison i
beszállásolhelyõrség
setja niîur herliîsetuliîsetuliîsbær
garnizonasįgulaįvesti kariuomenę įturintis įgulą
garnizona-garnizonsievest garnizonu
posádkovýumiestniť posádku
asker göndermekgarnizon

garrison

[ˈgærɪsən]
A. Nguarnición f
B. VTguarnecer
C. CPD garrison town Nplaza f fuerte
garrison troops NPLtropas fpl de guarnición

garrison

[ˈgærɪsən]
ngarnison f
vt [+ soldiers] → mettre en garnison, stationner

garrison

nGarnison f
vt troopsin Garnison legen; to be garrisonedin Garnison liegen

garrison

[ˈgærɪsn]
1. nguarnigione f
2. vt (town) → piazzare truppe in; (subj, troops) → presidiare

garrison

(ˈgӕrisn) noun
a number of soldiers, for guarding a fortress, town etc.
adjective
a garrison town.
verb
to supply (a town etc) with troops to guard it.
References in classic literature ?
It is a corps which has many majors; the gentleman you name is the senior, but I speak of the junior of them all; he who commands the companies in garrison at William Henry.
During this dreadful siege they did a great deal of mischief, distressed the garrison, in which were only fifteen men, killed two, and wounded one.
Bonaparte may talk of the three-o'clock-in-the-morning courage, but it is nothing to the courage which can sit down cheerfully at this hour in the afternoon over against one's self whom you have known all the morning, to starve out a garrison to whom you are bound by such strong ties of sympathy.
The Seventh Cavalry still in garrison, here; also the Ninth Dragoons, two artillery companies, and some infantry.
The object in hand being to show that the prisoner went down, with some fellow-plotter untracked, in the Dover mail on that Friday night in November five years ago, and got out of the mail in the night, as a blind, at a place where he did not remain, but from which he travelled back some dozen miles or more, to a garrison and dockyard, and there collected information; a witness was called to identify him as having been at the precise time required, in the coffee-room of an hotel in that garrison-and-dockyard town, waiting for another person.
By this heavy discharge, which continued as thick and sharp as hail, while, notwithstanding, every arrow had its individual aim, and flew by scores together against each embrasure and opening in the parapets, as well as at every window where a defender either occasionally had post, or might be suspected to be stationed, by this sustained discharge, two or three of the garrison were slain, and several others wounded.
You wish us to keep this matter dark and to make a garrison of the stern part of the ship, manned with my friend's own people, and provided with all the arms and powder on board.
This was the reason of my advising to make the first attack upon Mazna, to drive the Turks from thence, to build a citadel, and garrison it with Portuguese.
From the prisoners Captain Jacot permitted his mind to traverse the remaining miles of sand to the little garrison post where, upon the morrow, he should find awaiting him with eager welcome his wife and little daughter.
Fort Kearney station, where there was a garrison, was only two miles distant; but, that once passed, the Sioux would be masters of the train between Fort Kearney and the station beyond.
But the devil does not suffer himself to be easily dispossessed from a place in which he has fixed his garrison.
The Morrels have been shipowners from father to son; and there was a Morrel who served in the same regiment with me when I was in garrison at Valence.