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Webster 1913 Edition


Brigade

Bri-gade′

,
Noun.
[F.
brigade
, fr. It.
brigata
troop, crew, brigade, originally, a contending troop, fr.
briga
trouble, quarrel. See
Brigand
.]
1.
(Mil.)
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.
[U.S.]
2.
Any body of persons organized for acting or marching together under authority;
as, a fire
brigade
.
Brigade inspector
,
an officer whose duty is to inspect troops in companies before they are mustered into service.
Brigade major
,
an officer who may be attached to a brigade to assist the brigadier in his duties.

Bri-gade′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Brigaded
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Brigading
.]
(Mil.)
To form into a brigade, or into brigades.

Webster 1828 Edition


Brigade

BRIGA'DE

,
Noun.
A party or division of troops, or soldiers,whether cavalry or infantry, regular or militia, commanded by a brigadier. It consists of an indeterminate number of regiments, squadrons, of battalions. A brigade of horse is a body of eight or ten squadrons; of infantry, four, five, or six battalions, or regiments.

BRIGA'DE

,
Verb.
T.
To form into a brigade, or into brigades.

Definition 2022


Brigade

Brigade

See also: brigade and brigáda

German

Noun

Brigade f (genitive Brigade, plural Brigaden)

  1. (military) brigade, military unit
  2. (East Germany) the smallest work-group in an industrial plant

Declension

Descendants

brigade

brigade

See also: Brigade and brigáda

English

Noun

brigade (plural brigades)

  1. A group of people organized for a common purpose.
    a work brigade; a fire brigade
  2. (military) Military unit composed of several regiments (or battalions) and including soldiers from different arms of service.
  3. (derogatory) A group of people who share views or beliefs.
    More sympathy for career criminals from the bleeding-heart brigade!

Usage notes

  • In many countries, a military brigade was traditionally formed from two or more regiments. According to the country and time period, brigade may also designate a much smaller group of soldiers. A modern US brigade usually consists of three battalions and forms part of a division.

Related terms

Translations

Verb

brigade (third-person singular simple present brigades, present participle brigading, simple past and past participle brigaded)

  1. To form troops into a brigade

Anagrams


French

Etymology

Borrowing from Italian brigata.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʁi.ɡad/

Noun

brigade f (plural brigades)

  1. (military) brigade
  2. brigade (group, organization)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Italian or Medieval Latin briga (strife), via Italian brigata and French brigade

Noun

brigade m (definite singular brigaden, indefinite plural brigader, definite plural brigadene)

  1. (military) a brigade

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Italian or Medieval Latin briga (strife), via Italian brigata and French brigade

Noun

brigade m (definite singular brigaden, indefinite plural brigadar, definite plural brigadane)

  1. (military) a brigade

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