I. noun Etymology: Middle English garisoun protection, from Anglo-French garisun healing, protection, from garir to heal, protect, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German werien to defend — more at weir Date: 15th century 1. a military post; especially a permanent military installation 2. the troops stationed at a garrison II. transitive verb (garrisoned; garrisoning) Date: 1569 1. to station troops in 2. a. to assign as a garrison b. to occupy with troops

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  • Garrison — (englisch: Garnison bzw. stationieren ) heißen die Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Garrison (Iowa) Garrison (Kentucky) Garrison (Maryland) Garrison (Minnesota) Garrison (Nebraska) Garrison (New Jersey) Garrison (New York) Garrison (North Dakota) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Garrison — Garrison, MT U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 112 Housing Units (2000): 63 Land area (2000): 9.539573 sq. miles (24.707379 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.003367 sq. miles (0.008720 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.542940 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Garrison — (various spellings) (from the French garnison , itself from the verb garnir , to equip ) is the collective term for a body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, of more than 50 men, but now often simply using it as …   Wikipedia

  • Garrison — Gar ri*son, n. [OE. garnisoun, F. garnison garrison, in OF. & OE. also, provision, munitions, from garnir to garnish. See {Garnish}.] (Mil.) (a) A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town. (b) A fortified place, in which troops are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Garrison — Gar ri*son, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Garrisoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Garrisoning}.] (Mil.) (a) To place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town. (b) To secure or defend by fortresses… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • garrison — [gar′ə sən] n. [ME garison < OFr < garir (see GARRET); meaning infl. by assoc. with ME & OFr garnison, a garrison, provisions < garnir, to furnish: see GARNISH] 1. troops stationed in a fort or fortified place 2. a fortified place with… …   English World dictionary

  • Garrison — m English (mainly U.S.): transferred use of the surname, originally a local name from Garriston in North Yorkshire or else a patronymic for the son of someone called GARRET (SEE Garret). William Lloyd Garrison (1805–79) was a prominent American… …   First names dictionary

  • Garrison —   [ gærɪsn], William Lloyd, amerikanischer Publizist, * Newburyport (Massachusetts) 10. 12. 1805, ✝ New York 24. 5. 1879; mit seiner in Boston herausgegebenen Zeitschrift »The Liberator« (1831 65, 35 Bände) einer der unbeugsamsten Vorkämpfer… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • garrison — ► NOUN ▪ a body of troops stationed in a fortress or town to defend it. ► VERB ▪ provide (a place) with a garrison. ORIGIN originally in the sense «safety, means of protection»: from Old French garison, from garir defend, provide …   English terms dictionary

  • Garrison — Garrison, William Lloyd, amerikan. Philanthrop, geb. 10. Dez. 1805 in Newburyport (Massachusetts), gest. 24. Mai 1879 in New York, wurde streng baptistisch erzogen, ging erst bei einem Schuhmacher in die Lehre, lernte aber dann die Buchdruckerei… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • garrison — index bear (support), lodge (house), protect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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