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A brigadier general.

[French, from brigade, brigade; see brigade.]


1. (Military) an officer of the British Army or Royal Marines who holds a rank junior to a major general but senior to a colonel, usually commanding a brigade
2. (Military) an equivalent rank in other armed forces
3. (Military) army US short for brigadier general
4. (Historical Terms) history a noncommissioned rank in the armies of Napoleon I
[C17: from French, from brigade]


(ˌbrɪg əˈdɪər)

1. a British military officer of the rank between colonel and major general.
[1670–80; < French]
brig`a•dier′ship, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brigadier - a general officer ranking below a major generalbrigadier - a general officer ranking below a major general
general officer - officers in the Army or Air Force or Marines above the rank of colonel
brigádní generál
brigádny generál
tugay komutanı


A. Ngeneral mf de brigada
B. CPD brigadier general Ngeneral mf de brigada


[ˌbrɪgəˈdɪər] nbrigadier m généralbrigadier general brigadier-general ngénéral m de brigade


n (Brit) → Brigadegeneral m

brigadier (general)

n (Brit Hist, US) → Brigadegeneral m


[ˌbrɪgəˈdɪəʳ] ngenerale m di brigata


(briˈgeid) noun
1. a body of troops.
2. a uniformed group of people organized for a particular purpose. Call the fire brigade!
brigadier (brigəˈdiə) noun
in the army, the commander of a brigade.
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