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brigade

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noun bri·gade \bri-ˈgād\

Simple Definition of brigade

  • : a large group of soldiers that is part of an army

  • : a group of people organized to act together

  • : a group of people who have the same beliefs

Full Definition of brigade

  1. 1 a :  a large body of troops b :  a tactical and administrative unit composed of a headquarters, one or more units of infantry or armor, and supporting units

  2. 2 :  a group of people organized for special activity

Examples of brigade

  1. The morality brigade insists that the book be censored.

  2. <a clean-up brigade put the parish hall back in good order>



Origin of brigade

French, from Italian brigata, from brigare to fight — more at brigand


First Known Use: 1634


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brigade

verb bri·gade

Definition of brigade

bri·gad·edbri·gad·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to form or unite into a brigade



1781

First Known Use of brigade

1781



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