Warison
Warison War"i*son, n. [OF. warison safety, supplies, cure, F. gu['e]rison cure. See {Warish}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Preparation; protection; provision; supply. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Reward; requital; guerdon. [Obs. or Scot.] [1913 Webster]

Wit and wisdom is good warysoun. --Proverbs of Hending. [1913 Webster]


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  • warison — [war′ə sən] n. [ME < NormFr, for OFr garison: see GARRISON] 1. Obs. a reward or gift given by a superiora reward or gift given by a superior 2. [from such an erroneous use by SCOTT2 Sir Walter] a note sounded as a signal to attack …   English World dictionary

  • warison — noun Etymology: probably a misunderstanding by Sir Walter Scott of Middle English waryson reward, security, from Anglo French *warison, garisun healing, protection more at garrison Date: 1805 a bugle call to attack …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • warison — /war euh seuhn/, n. a bugle call to assault. [1805; Walter Scott s misinterpretation of now obs. waryson reward, wealth, possessions, ME < AF warison defense, possessions, OF garison; see GARRISON] * * * …   Universalium

  • warison — war•i•son [[t]ˈwær ə sən[/t]] n. mil a bugle call to assault • Etymology: 1805; Walter Scott s misinterpretation of now obs. waryson reward, wealth, ME < AF warison defense, possessions, OF garison; see garrison …   From formal English to slang

  • warison — ˈwarəsən noun ( s) Etymology: probably a misunderstanding by Sir Walter Scott in the Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805) of waryson in “minstrels, play up for your waryson” in the “Battle of Otterbourne”, which is from Middle English warison reward,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • warison — sb. == reward. Alys. 2512. Fr. guerison …   Oldest English Words

  • warison — war·i·son …   English syllables

  • warison — A musical note used to signal the start of an attack …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • warison —   n. bugle call ordering the attack …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • warison —  the stomach. Cumb …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

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