garrison


garrison
I UK [ˈɡærɪs(ə)n] / US [ˈɡerɪs(ə)n] noun [countable]
Word forms "garrison":
singular garrison plural garrisons
a) a group of soldiers living in and defending a particular place

The army's regiments spread over the area in small garrisons.

b) the place that a group of soldiers are living in and defending

a garrison town


II UK [ˈɡærɪs(ə)n] / US [ˈɡerɪs(ə)n] verb [transitive, usually passive]
Word forms "garrison":
present tense I/you/we/they garrison he/she/it garrisons present participle garrisoning past tense garrisoned past participle garrisoned
a) to put soldiers in a place to live there and defend it

International troops are now garrisoned in the area.

b) to defend a place that you live in as a soldier

The district is garrisoned by 1,200 troops.


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  • 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

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  • 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. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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