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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 ?
Garrison had attempted to get me to promise to go to Europe for a summer's rest, with the understanding that he would be responsible for raising the money among his friends for the expenses of the trip.
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.
This is a garrison indeed, and there were nine hundred soldiers kept here; but the reason of it was, that formerly the Muscovite frontiers lay nearer to them than they now do, the Muscovites having abandoned that part of the country, which lies from this city west for about two hundred miles, as desolate and unfit for use; and more especially being so very remote, and so difficult to send troops thither for its defence; for we were yet above two thousand miles from Muscovy properly so called.
This done, Captain Bonneville made a distribution of his forces: twenty men were to remain with him in garrison to protect the property; the rest were organized into three brigades, and sent off in different directions, to subsist themselves by hunting the buffalo, until the snow should become too deep.
But that garrison, so carefully chosen, the king will change it directly.
The Seventh Cavalry still in garrison, here; also the Ninth Dragoons, two artillery companies, and some infantry.
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.
But in maintaining armed men there in place of colonies one spends much more, having to consume on the garrison all the income from the state, so that the acquisition turns into a loss, and many more are exasperated, because the whole state is injured; through the shifting of the garrison up and down all become acquainted with hardship, and all become hostile, and they are enemies who, whilst beaten on their own ground, are yet able to do hurt.
And when a passenger gave an officer of the garrison copies of the Tribune, the Herald, and Times, he was surprised to find later news in them from Lisbon than he had just received by the little monthly steamer.
He remained in Moscow till October, letting the troops plunder the city; then, hesitating whether to leave a garrison behind him, he quitted Moscow, approached Kutuzov without joining battle, turned to the right and reached Malo-Yaroslavets, again without attempting to break through and take the road Kutuzov took, but retiring instead to Mozhaysk along the devastated Smolensk road.
The country is more or less familiar with the history of that garrison, particularly with the slaughter by the Sioux of a detachment of eighty-one men and officers--not one escaping--through disobedience of orders by its commander, the brave but reckless Captain Fetterman.
Most of the garrison resisted to the uttermost few of them asked quarter none received it.