• WordNet 3.6
    • n casern military barracks in a garrison town
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Casern A lodging for soldiers in garrison towns, usually near the rampart; barracks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n casern A lodging for soldiers in garrison towns, usually near the ramparts; a barrack.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Casern ka-sėrn′ a lodging for troops in a town: a barrack.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. caserne,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Sp. casernacasa, a house.


In literature:

He lived in a house belonging to us in the Rue des Casernes.
"La Grande Breteche" by Honore de Balzac
They had now reached the casern of the Peobrajensky regiment.
"The Daughter of an Empress" by Louise Muhlbach
There are huge caserns in every part of the city, crowded with troops.
"Saunterings" by Charles Dudley Warner
Drummers roll their caserne-calls where Drusus fell and Sulla laid down dominion.
"Under Two Flags" by Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
You must surely recollect the street row at the 'Caserne?
"The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete" by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
Il se rappelait la caserne.
"Histoires grises" by E. Edouard Tavernier
He went down the Rue des Ursules (for the last seven years called the Rue des Casernes).
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
Caserne du Chateau-d'Eau (barracks).
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
Before the war it was a caserne (barrack).
"The Living Present" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
A strange change had taken place in the teeming little caserne at the corner.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XXVI., December, 1880." by Various