Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A military barracks or garrison.

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  • n. A lodging for soldiers in garrison towns, usually near the rampart; barracks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lodging for soldiers in garrison towns, usually near the rampart; barracks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lodging for soldiers in garrison towns, usually near the ramparts; a barrack.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. military barracks in a garrison town

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French caserne, from Old French, small room for the night watch, from Old Provençal cazerna, group of four men, from Latin quaterna, four together, from Latin quaternī, by four; see quaternion.

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French caserne.

Examples

  • I was wondering at these hanging gardens amid the forest of pink and white marble, red sardonyx, blue-gray, and cream, and black bricks, and green and yellow and tyrian tiles, when the sight of a lansquenet guarding the entrance to a casern reminded me of the promise I had made the officer of the peltasts the night before.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • The hall of reception was an enormous wooden casern or barn, very long, and, as we have said, extraordinarily high, with berths or hammocks all up the walls.

    The French Prisoners of Norman Cross A Tale

  • They had now reached the casern of the Peobrajensky regiment.

    The Daughter of an Empress

  • With a firm step she entered the casern; the conspirators had already raised an alarm there, and the suddenly aroused soldiers rushed from all the corridors, with wonder and admiration staring at this noble and beautiful woman who, radiant in the splendor of her beauty, and sparkling with jewels, stood in their midst.

    The Daughter of an Empress

  • The schoolmaster had fallen asleep, Kate Hogan was engaged in making preparations for supper at the lower end of the casern, and the fool had been dispatched to fetch Hogan himself back, so that Hycy now saw there was a good opportunity for stating at more length than he could in the market the purpose of his visit.

    The Emigrants Of Ahadarra The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • I linelike that the history market stock, in forwarding to the luteal helmsman, was feral to tabletop a new casern for wyomingite.

    Rational Review

  • "With his faithful followers he awaits us before the casern of his regiment.

    The Daughter of an Empress

  • "Let us enter the casern, call the soldiers, and awaken the officers;

    The Daughter of an Empress

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