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Garrison (verb)

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To Ga'rrison. v.a. [from the verb.] To secure by fortresses.

                    Others those forces join,
Which garrison the conquests near the Rhine.
Dryd. Juven.

Sources: Dryden, John (788)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Garrison (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 19, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=19991.


  1. Johnson probably meant “from the noun,” as that is the only other form of “Garrison” included in the dictionary. The link above thus goes to the noun.

  2. Brandi on April 19th, 2014 at 11:59 am
  3. Interesting question of how to deal with Johnson’s “errors” in the dictionary. I’m all for maintaining the purity of the transcription (blunders and all). But I wonder how much labor it would take to maintain an Errata list for users to consult…

  4. Mark Richardson on April 21st, 2014 at 11:11 pm

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