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Definition of the noun garrison

What does garrison mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: garrisons

  1. a fortified military post where troops are stationed
  2. United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879)
  3. the troops who maintain and guard a fortified place

Alternative definition of the noun garrison


  1. A permanent military post.
  2. The troops stationed at such a post.

Definition of the verb garrison

What does garrison mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: garrisoned | garrisoning | garrisons

  1. station (troops) in a fort or garrison

Alternative definition of the verb garrison


  1. To assign troops to a military post
  2. To convert into a military fort


  1. Garrison is a hamlet in Putnam County, New York, United States. It is part of the town of Philipstown, on the east side of the Hudson River, across from the United States Military Academy at West Point. The Garrison Metro-North Railroad station serves the town.
  2. Garrison is a city in McLean County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 1,453 at the 2010 census. Garrison was founded in 1905 by brothers Theodore and Cecil Taylor. Theodore was a rancher in nearby Montrail County, and later was elected Sheriff of Burleigh County. The brother's direct ancestor was Joseph Henry Taylor, trapper and author of four books and numerous newspaper articles during his 40 years of pioneering in North Dakota. His books included Frontier and Indian Life and its companion, Kaleidescope Lives. He was the editor of the Washburn paper, the McLean County Mail.
  3. Garrison is a city in Nacogdoches County, Texas, United States. The population was 895 at the 2010 census.
  4. Garrison is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA, on Mille Lacs Lake. The population was 210 at the 2010 census. The city lies within Garrison Township. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area.
  5. Garrison is a city in Benton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 371 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  6. Garrison is a village in Butler County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 54 at the 2010 census.
  7. Garrison is a small village near Lough Melvin in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The Roogagh River runs through the village. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 357 people. It is within the Fermanagh District Council area.
  8. Garrison is an unincorporated community in Millard County, Utah, United States. It is home to a Utah Department of Transportation yard and office, but other than that, offers no services.
  9. Garrison is an unincorporated community in southeast Christian County, Missouri. It is located on Route 125 about 15 miles southeast of Sparta.
  10. Garrison a.k.a. Garrison, West Virginia: Garrison is an unincorporated community and coal town in Boone County, West Virginia, United States. Garrison is 3 miles east-southeast of Sylvester. Garrison had a post office, which closed on March 30, 1989.

There are other places with in their name, like Catterick Garrison, Royal Garrison Church, Garrison Savannah Racetrack, William Lloyd Garrison House.

Phrases with Garrison

  1. garrison cap
  2. Garrison Belt
  3. daniel garrison brinton
  4. william lloyd garrison

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Garrison

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Google previewThe Permit that Never Expires (2010)

Migrant Tales from the Ozark Hills and the Mexican Highlands by Philip Garrison

Garrison is an award-winning writer and this book shows why.

Google previewMemoirs of the Life of the Late Major-General Andrew Burn, of the Royal Marines (1815)

Collected from His Journals: with Copious Extracts from His Principal Works on Religious Subjects ... by Andrew Burn

About a mile out of the garrison is the Black-Town ; where many Europeans have houses, and where reside ...

Google previewSoldiers in King Philip's War (2009)

by Bodge, George Madison Bodge

The Lancaster garrison is an exception to the above rule, as it seems to demand a fuller notice. The Nashaway Indians were the native inhabitants of the country bordering upon the Nashua river. The name of the sachem of this tribe, at the first ...

Google previewHadrian's Wall and the End of Empire (2012)

The Roman Frontier in the 4th and 5th Centuries by Rob Collins

Though the military garrison is a major presence in the frontier and dominates its archaeology, other important communities co-existed with the limitanei. These people are most easily examined by distinguishing between different settlement ...

Google previewThe Bush Garden (1995)

Essays on the Canadian Imagination by Northrop Frye

A garrison is a closely knit and beleaguered society, and its moral and social values are unquestionable. In a perilous enterprise one does not discuss causes or motives: one is either a fighter or a deserter. Here again we may turn to Pratt, ...

Google previewReview of Austrian Economics, Volume 5 (2009)

by Murray Rothbard

Garrison is an associate professor of economics at Auburn University. Helpful comments on an earlier draft of this paper from Parth Shah, Sven Thommesen, and an anonymous referee are gratefully acknowledged.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Tennis (2011)

by John Grasso

GARRISON JACKSON, ZINA LYNNA. B. 16 November 1963, Houston, Texas. Zina Garrison was one of the first black female tennis players to achieve fame and the first African American female since Althea Gibson to reach the finals of a ...

Google previewAmerican Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [6 volumes] (2013)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

William Lloyd Garrison of Massachusetts, editor of the antislavery newspaper The Liberator and one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society, was one of the most influential figures in the abolitionist movement. (National Archives) ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

In the mean time, however, the usual supplies of provisions being cut off, the garrison began to feel all the horrors of famine.

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Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. (Garrison Keillor)
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Scrabble value of G2A1R1R1I1S1O1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of GARRISON

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