Webster 1913 Edition
brigade, fr. It.
brigatatroop, crew, brigade, originally, a contending troop, fr.
brigatrouble, quarrel. See
A body of troops, whether cavalry, artillery, infantry, or mixed, consisting of two or more regiments, under the command of a brigadier general.
☞ Two or more brigades constitute a division, commanded by a major general; two or more divisions constitute an army corps, or corps d’armée.
Any body of persons organized for acting or marching together under authority;
as, a fire.
an officer whose duty is to inspect troops in companies before they are mustered into service.–
an officer who may be attached to a brigade to assist the brigadier in his duties.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To form into a brigade, or into brigades.
Webster 1828 Edition