1bri·gade noun \bri-ˈgād\
: 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
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
: a group of people organized for special activity
Examples of BRIGADE
- The morality brigade insists that the book be censored.
- <a clean-up brigade put the parish hall back in good order>
Origin of BRIGADE
French, from Italian brigata,
to fight — more at brigand
First Known Use: 1634
Rhymes with BRIGADE
, air raid
, first aid
, old maid
: to form or unite into a brigade
First Known Use of BRIGADE
brigade noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Military unit commanded by a brigadier general or a colonel and composed of two or more subordinate units, such as regiments or battalions. Two or more brigades make up a division.
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