garrison Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"garrison" in British English

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garrisonnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈɡær.ɪ.sən/  us   /ˈɡer-/
a ​group of ​soldiersliving in or ​defending a ​town or ​building, or the ​buildings that the ​soldierslive in: The 100-strong garrison had ​received no ​supplies for a ​week. a garrison town

garrisonverb [T usually passive + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈɡær.ɪ.sən/  us   /ˈɡer-/
to put a ​group of ​soldiers in a ​place in ​order to ​live there and ​defend it: Troops are garrisoned in the ​area.
(Definition of garrison from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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garrisonnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡær·ə·sən/
a ​group of ​soldiersliving in or ​defending a ​town or ​building, or the ​buildings that the ​soldierslive in
(Definition of garrison from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “garrison”
in Spanish guarnición…
in Vietnamese đơn vị đồn trú…
in Malaysian garison…
in Thai กองทหารรักษาการณ์…
in French garnison…
in German die Garnison…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卫戍部队,守备部队, 卫戍区,驻防地…
in Turkish garnizon…
in Russian гарнизон…
in Indonesian garnisun…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衛戍部隊,守備部隊, 衛戍區,駐防地…
in Polish garnizon…
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