• WordNet 3.6
    • v garrison station (troops) in a fort or garrison
    • n garrison a fortified military post where troops are stationed
    • n garrison the troops who maintain and guard a fortified place
    • n Garrison United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Garrison (Mil) A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town.
    • v. t Garrison (Mil) To place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n garrison A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town to defend or guard it, or to keep the inhabitants in subjection.
    • n garrison A fort, castle, or fortified town furnished with troops to defend it.
    • garrison To place troops in, as a fortress, for defense; furnish with soldiers: as, to garrison a fort or town.
    • garrison To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops: as, to garrison a conquered territory.
    • garrison To put upon garrison duty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Garrison gar′i-sn a supply of soldiers for guarding a fortress: a fortified place
    • v.t Garrison to furnish a fortress with troops: to defend by fortresses manned with troops
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. garnisoun, F. garnison, garrison, in OF. & OE. also, provision, munitions, from garnir, to garnish. See Garnish


In literature:

A rank in the army higher than the regimental commission held by an officer, affording him a precedence in garrison and brigade duties.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
But its garrison held out with excellent bravery.
"The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, Vol. II" by Thomas Lord Cochrane
Why was it left to fortunate accident to furnish the garrison at the very last moment with the means of defence?
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Wherever the churches had been used as garrisons and depositories of arms, they were attacked, stormed, and burnt.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
From all points of Spain the commandants wrote that they could not answer for their garrisons.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Vincennes was still in front, so garrisoned, that it seemed madness to attempt its capture by direct attack.
"Heroes and Hunters of the West" by Anonymous
One of the institutions attached to the Royal Artillery Mess was the Garrison Theatre.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Therefore, on June 10, the Commons opened the attack and summoned the garrison.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Mr. Garrison, who wrote the anti-slavery Declaration, readily accepted her amendment.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
The subjects of "Garrisons" and "Mobilisation for Foreign Service" were dealt with under the other two headings.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice

In poetry:

We must take his strongholds, put his garrisons down,
And pull down his ensigns in village and town;
But this is the victory, most glorious of all,
Exile him for ever from homestead and hall.
"Temperance Warfare" by Janet Hamilton
And the freedmen, still rejoicing,
Sang of John Brown's victory,
Sang of Lincoln's Proclamation,
Saying, "These have made us free."
Sumner, Garrison, and Phillips,
All too fought to make us free.
"Unchained" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
Still the brave hero hastened on, and when he came there,
He found the thirty men had fled in wild despair;
Leaving their thirty muskets behind,
But to defend the garrison to the last he made up his mind.
"The First Grenadier of France" by William Topaz McGonagall
Mrs Reston behaved as fearlessly as any soldier in the garrison,
And amongst the soldiers golden opinions she won,
For her presence was everywhere amongst the men,
And the service invaluable she rendered to them.
"A Humble Heroine" by William Topaz McGonagall
When forty years of age he went on a visit to a friend,
Never thinking he would have a French garrison to defend,
And while there he made himself acquainted with the country.
But the war had shifted to that quarter unfortunately.
"The First Grenadier of France" by William Topaz McGonagall
So until morning he was left unmolested,
And quietly till daylight the brave Grenadier rested;
But at sunrise the Austrian commander called on the garrison to surrender,
But the Grenadier replied, "Never, I am its sole defender."
"The First Grenadier of France" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Cuomo appoints former Fort Drum garrison commander to JCC board.
Garrison Lions offers use of.
GARRISON — Don Sjoquist, a member of the Garrison Lions Club, is informing the public know about the club's Tele-Sensory Ready machine.
Garrison 'Garry' Marko, 58.
Garrison 'Garry' Marko, 58 Born: Aug 25, 1954 Died: Sept 22, 2012.
"Jay" Garrison was born in Logan County, Ark.
That means left guard Josh Jenkins remains a big part of Garrison 's recovery.
The fifth-year senior from Parkersburg has been through three knee surgeries and three recoveries and has been one of Garrison 's confidants as Garrison comes back from December's left ACL tear.
Dustin Garrison 's freshman season ended just prior to the Orange Bowl.
(UPDATED) Garrison says she's waging write-in campaign against Rep Henriquez.
Matt Garrison 's sophomore release spun with me on my car rides for weeks because it just wouldn't get dull.
Romans' Grass Garrison Marches on Arlington.
Hey, isn't that: Garrison Keillor.
In her 13th book, "Goldberg Variations" (Scribner, $26), Isaacs has created one tough cookie in Gloria Garrison, the meanest grandmother around.
My daughter-in-law alerted me to's list of "10 Grumpiest Living Writers," which includes favorite Lutheran star Garrison Keillor, and revives his 2009 defense of Christian Christmas.

In science:

Quantum mechanics and the involvement of mind in the physical world: A response to Garrison.
Combining Research Methods and Results from Psychology and Physics in the Investigation of Quantum Mechanics
The first important step towards to the consistent description of geometric phase for open systems was done by Garrison and Wright .
Complex magnetic monopoles, geometric phases and quantum evolution in vicinity of diabolic and exceptional points
Since the adiabatic approach cannot be applied in the neighborhood of degeneracy, we will consider non-adiabatic generalization of Berry’s phase introduced by Aharonov and Anandan and extended by Garrison and Wright to the non-Hermitian systems as follows .
Complex magnetic monopoles, geometric phases and quantum evolution in vicinity of diabolic and exceptional points
Morgan’s first delineation of the spiral arms of our Galaxy using early-type stars was a highlight of the 1951 meeting of the American Astronomical Society (Garrison 1995), and marked the culmination of a century of speculation about the nature of the Milky Way.
Characteristics of the Galaxy according to Cepheids
Chiao and Garrison consider that locality contains an implicit form of realism, since space-time has physical properties independent of measurements performed by observers.
A realistic interpretation for quantum mechanics