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brigade

noun bri·gade \ bri-ˈgād \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of brigade

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 :a group of people organized for special activity

Examples of brigade in a Sentence

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of brigade

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


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brigade

verb

Definition of brigade

brigaded; brigading
transitive verb
:to form or unite into a brigade

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First Known Use of brigade

1781


BRIGADE Defined for English Language Learners

brigade

noun

Definition of brigade for English Language Learners

  • : 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


BRIGADE Defined for Kids

brigade

noun bri·gade \ bri-ˈgād \

Definition of brigade for Students

1 :a body of soldiers consisting of two or more regiments
2 :a group of persons organized for acting together
  • a fire brigade


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