cad·​re | \ ˈka-ˌdrā , ˈkä-, -drē; especially British ˈkä-də, ˈkā-, -drə \

Definition of cadre

1 : a nucleus or core group especially of trained personnel able to assume control and to train others broadly : a group of people having some unifying relationship a cadre of lawyers a cadre of technicians
2 : a cell of indoctrinated leaders active in promoting the interests of a revolutionary party
3 : a member of a cadre
4 : frame, framework … the current specialisms and cadres of our university curricula …— H. M. McLuhan

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Examples of cadre in a Sentence

claims that the problem will never be solved within the existing cadre of the state bureaucracy

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Equipmake is a cadre of automotive industry veterans, none more so than Foley. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Speaking of Spokes: The Design That Could Change How Electric Car Motors Are Made," 20 Nov. 2018 The bullpen will be filling in for injured Joey Lucchesi (hip strain) again, with Matt Strahm starting and expected to go as many as three innings before passing the ball to a cadre of his fellow relievers. Kevin Acee,, "Padres notes: Phil Hughes getting his legs; Villanueva gets hit, hits," 12 June 2018 That will be welcome news to a large cadre of fans – but also holds important lessons for the shifting landscape of subscription television. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Amazon Is Picking Up 'The Expanse' From SyFy, Because Streaming Is Eating The Universe," 26 May 2018 The vast majority of them interpret for native Spanish speakers, but there is also a small cadre of Polish language interpreters as well as those that speak other languages ranging from Arabic to Urdu. Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader, "News Cutting court interpreters threatens due process rights, even victim safety, union says," 10 May 2018 In Skate Kitchen, a young skater named Camille (played by Rachelle Vinberg), stifled by her mom, seeks refuge among a cadre of skateboarding friends in a new town. Katherine Cusumano, Teen Vogue, ""Skate Kitchen" Director Crystal Moselle on Why It’s So Important To Take Young Women Seriously," 23 Aug. 2018 This is the world that appears in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel Tender Is the Night, with characters based on the glittering social set of Gerald and Sara Murphy, a cadre of elite expats also immortalized in the photographs of Jacques-Henri Lartigue. James Mcauley, Town & Country, "The Tragic, Fascinating History of Santo Sospir," 13 Aug. 2018 More than 70 students from a cadre of local high schools came together to play and acknowledge achievements of two Northeast Ohio African American Olympians from the 1948 Games: Bernice Holland and Harrison Dillard. Maria Shine Stewart,, "Spotlight shining on South Euclid and Lyndhurst: Sun Messages," 25 Feb. 2018 Related The investor frenzy around cannabis companies has been a boon for GMP and a cadre of small Canadian financial firms that jumped into the sector early. Vipal Monga, WSJ, "Canada’s Investment Banks Are Big Winners in Marijuana Boom," 1 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of cadre

1763, in the meaning defined at sense 4

History and Etymology for cadre

French, from Italian quadro, from Latin quadrum square — more at quarrel

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