Adjective "garrisoned" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A group of troops stationed in a fortress or town to defend it.
  1. 'A narrow stretch of water was all that separated the Japanese invaders and the 14,000 British, Indian, and Canadian garrison troops left to defend the Crown Colony.'
  2. 'Key army officers visited army garrisons to convince commanders to join the uprising.'
  3. 'If that was the case, then why didn't she go to the garrison posted in this town?'
  4. 'Specifically, there is evidence that the garrisons of the forts stationed north of Hadrian's Wall were withdrawn, and that thereafter a permanent Roman military presence north of the Wall did not figure in Roman strategic planning.'
  5. 'The garrisons - native troops commanded by British officers - held out and were relieved after a week of day and night assaults.'
  6. 'The scene of heavy fighting during World War I between Ottoman troops and the British garrisons in Aden, it became independent in 1918.'
  7. 'With Hadrian we see the first steps toward a system of frontier garrison troops, permanently stationed, along with a field army that gets moved from one hot spot to another.'
  8. 'He only had a small garrison defending London at this time.'
  9. 'On the spur of the moment they decided to capture the Rock which was then badly defended by a small garrison of sixty Spanish soldiers.'
  10. 'It has reinforced its garrison of 35,000 troops.'
  11. 'forces from these garrisons have been used against governments'
  12. 'They deliberately point pursuers toward nearby posts and garrisons of other federal troops.'
  13. 'Therefore, I chose the second course of action to stay and defend the garrison.'
  14. 'When you consider we're building 3,000 homes at the garrison, you start to realise it makes very good economical sense.'
  15. 'Three parts of the building's walls have been unearthed during excavations at the garrison, giving archaeologists enough information to map out the route of the 940-metre circuit.'


Provide (a place) with a group of troops.
  1. 'During the war, it was used first to garrison Union troops and then to imprison up to 2,000 Confederate soldiers.'
  2. 'It was mainly garrisoned by British troops, who dug more tunnels here to add to the mediaeval ones which already existed there.'
  3. 'In particular the traditional roles of the British army of garrisoning the empire and fighting in Europe were ceasing to be relevant.'
  4. 'They were also allowed to garrison eight places and were given special places in all the parlements (known as chambres-mi-parties) where cases arose which involved Protestants.'
  5. 'During this period the island was strongly garrisoned by regular troops, and the governor was nominated by the Crown.'
  6. 'It was this battle that caused the Kavanagh's to be treated so severally and had garrisoned the surrounding area so strongly and eventually led to the building of the chapel at Knockafaw as they could not build in the village.'
  7. 'He points out that the town was garrisoned by two Basque battalions, and that it was a critical road junction for the twenty-three battalions holding the defensive line east of Bilbao, crucial to their successful retreat.'
  8. 'The soldiers tried there best to garrison the town with what they had and readied themselves for the onslaught.'
  9. 'The island was garrisoned by 22,000 soldiers and fortified with a network of underground bunkers.'
  10. 'Henry agreed to garrison the towns only until 20 May, but told him to commit nothing to paper.'
  11. 'French troops were garrisoned at Phillipsburg'
  12. 'England had garrisoned troops in Dublin, and shortly after Matt was born in 1856, soldiers began returning from the Crimean War.'
  13. 'Last month, a brigade with two battalions garrisoned along Haifa Street became the first homegrown unit to take operational responsibility for any combat zone.'
  14. 'The regiment, currently based at York Barracks in Munster, Germany, was garrisoned in York in the 1700s.'
  15. 'France garrisons a regiment of the Foreign Legion in Mayotte, as well as a naval detachment.'
  16. 'More than 65,000 Puerto Ricans served in the U.S. armed forces during the war, most of them as soldiers garrisoning U.S. bases in the Caribbean.'
  17. 'Though France was a civilian democracy, military life was pervasive: regiments were garrisoned across the country, and 150 new barracks were built to house them.'

More definitions

1. a body of troops stationed in a fortified place.

2. the place where such troops are stationed.

3. any military post, especially a permanent one. verb (used with object)

4. to provide (a fort, town, etc.) with a garrison.

5. to occupy (a fort, post, station, etc.) with troops.

6. to put (troops) on duty in a fort, post, station, etc.

More examples(as adjective)

"troops can be garrisoned."

"castles can be garrisoned."


(garrison)Middle English (in the sense ‘safety, means of protection’): from Old French garison, from garir ‘defend, provide’, of Germanic origin.