Definition of Garrison

1. Noun. A fortified military post where troops are stationed.

Exact synonyms: Fort
Generic synonyms: Military Post, Post
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Specialized synonyms: Fort George G. Meade, Fort George Gordon Meade, Fort Meade
Derivative terms: Fort, Fort, Fortify, Fortify



2. Verb. Station (troops) in a fort or garrison.
Generic synonyms: Place, Post, Send, Station

3. Noun. United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879).
Exact synonyms: William Lloyd Garrison
Generic synonyms: Abolitionist, Emancipationist

4. Noun. The troops who maintain and guard a fortified place.

Definition of Garrison

1. n. A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town.

2. v. t. To place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town.

Definition of Garrison

1. Noun. A permanent military post. ¹

2. Noun. The troops stationed at such a post. ¹

3. Verb. To assign troops to a military post ¹

4. Verb. To convert into a military fort ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Garrison

1. to assign to a military post [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Garrison

1. A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town. A fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its security. In garrison, in the condition of a garrison; doing duty in a fort or as one of a garrison. Origin: OE. Garnisoun, F. Garnison garrison, in OF. & OE. Also, provision, munitions, from garnir to garnish. See Garnish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Garrison

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Literary usage of Garrison

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"Enclosed is a list of the Spanish officers, with the troops of the garrison, also a list of our killed and wounded, which is very Naval Chronicle, ..."

2. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1906)
"Subscriptions to a fund for the purchase of the heads of Thompson, garrison and Tappan were opened at a store in Norfolk, and merchants in ..."

3. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"Enclosed is a list of the Spanish officers, with the troops of the garrison, also a list of our killed and wounded, which is very Naval Chronicle, ..."

4. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1906)
"Subscriptions to a fund for the purchase of the heads of Thompson, garrison and Tappan were opened at a store in Norfolk, and merchants in ..."

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