GAR'RISON, noun [English, garnish; warren, and from this root we have warrant and guaranty, as well as guard and regard, all from one source.
1. A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town, to defend it against an enemy, or to keep the inhabitants in subjection.
2. A fort, castle or fortified town, furnished with troops to defend it.
3. The state of being placed in a fortification for its defense; as troops laid in garrison
GAR'RISON, verb transitive To place troops in a fortress for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town.
1. To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops; as, to garrison a conquered territory.