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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gar·ri·son /ˈgærəsən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gar·ri·son n.  Mil. (a) A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town. (b) A fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its security.
 In garrison, in the condition of a garrison; doing duty in a fort or as one of a garrison.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gar·ri·son, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garrisoned p. pr. & vb. n. Garrisoning.] Mil. (a) To place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town. (b) To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops; as, to garrison a conquered territory.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a fortified military post where troops are stationed [syn: fort]
      2: United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery
         journal (1805-1879) [syn: William Lloyd Garrison]
      3: the troops who maintain and guard a fortified place
      v : station (troops) in a fort or garrison

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1.) Heb. matstsab, a station; a place where one stands (1 Sam.
    14:12); a military or fortified post (1 Sam. 13:23; 14:1, 4, 6,
      (2.) Heb. netsib, a prefect, superintendent; hence a military
    post (1 Sam. 10:5; 13:3, 4; 2 Sam. 8:6). This word has also been
    explained to denote a pillar set up to mark the Philistine
    conquest, or an officer appointed to collect taxes; but the idea
    of a military post seems to be the correct one.
      (3.) Heb. matstsebah, properly a monumental column; improperly
    rendered pl. "garrisons" in Ezek. 26:11; correctly in Revised
    Version "pillars," marg. "obelisks," probably an idolatrous