casern or caserne [kə zʉrn′]
[Fr caserne < Prov cazerna, small hut; orig., small room in fortress for a military night watch < L quaterni: see QUATERNARY]
a military barracks in a fortified town

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  • Casern — Ca sern, n. [F. caserne.] A lodging for soldiers in garrison towns, usually near the rampart; barracks. Bescherelle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Casern — In fortification, caserns, also spelled cazern or caserne, are little rooms, lodgments, or apartments, erected between the ramparts, and the houses of fortified towns, or even on the ramparts themselves; to serve as lodgings for the soldiers of… …   Wikipedia

  • casern — or caserne noun Etymology: French caserne Date: 1696 a military barracks in a garrison town …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • casern — /keuh serrn /, n. a lodging for soldiers in a garrison town; barracks. Also, caserne. [1690 1700; < F caserne, orig. small room for guardsmen < OPr cazerna foursome < L quaterna, neut. pl. of QUATERNI four at a time, equiv. to quater (deriv. of… …   Universalium

  • cásern — f ( e/ a) empress; [Cáser+en feminine ending; augusta] …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • casern — n. temporary barrack or billet for soldiers in a military post (also caserne) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • casern — ca·sern …   English syllables

  • casern — ca•sern or ca•serne [[t]kəˈsɜrn[/t]] n. mil a lodging for soldiers in a garrison town • Etymology: 1690–1700; < F caserne …   From formal English to slang

  • casern — /kəˈzɜn/ (say kuh zern) noun Obsolete a lodging for soldiers in a garrison town; a barrack. Also, caserne. {French caserne, originally, small room for soldiers, from Provençal cazerna, from Late Latin variant of quaterna group of four} …  

  • casern(e) —   n. garrison s barracks …   Dictionary of difficult words

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