garrison

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old French garison, guarison, from Frankish, ultimately of Germanic origin; compare guard, ward.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡæɹɪsən/
  • (Mary-marry-merry merged) IPA(key): /ˈɡɛɹɪsən/
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Noun[edit]

garrison (plural garrisons)

  1. A permanent military post.
  2. The troops stationed at such a post.
  3. (allusive) Occupants.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      “I came down like a wolf on the fold, didn’t I ?  Why didn’t I telephone ?  Strategy, my dear boy, strategy. This is a surprise attack, and I’d no wish that the garrison, forewarned, should escape. …”

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Verb[edit]

garrison (third-person singular simple present garrisons, present participle garrisoning, simple past and past participle garrisoned)

  1. To assign troops to a military post.
  2. To convert into a military fort.

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