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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.
References in classic literature ?
Among the passengers was a number of officials and military officers of various grades, the latter being either attached to the regular British forces or commanding the Sepoy troops, and receiving high salaries ever since the central government has assumed the powers of the East India Company: for the sub-lieutenants get 280 pounds, brigadiers, 2,400 pounds, and generals of divisions, 4,000 pounds.
I have given him one of my brigadiers, the most stupid I could find among my musketeers, in order that the prisoner might have a chance of escaping.
So she ranks her uncle the commandant, who is only a Brigadier.
Besides, in addition to the pioneers, there are four soldiers and a brigadier, armed with muskets.
And then," continued Grandfather, "they wore various sorts of periwigs, such as the tie, the Spencer, the brigadier, the major, the Albemarle, the Ramillies, the feather-top, and the full-bottom.
I don't want to disappoint you, young fellow," he continued, "but I heard from your Brigadier only yesterday.
The brigadier said he never saw a new reg'ment fight the way we fought yestirday, didn't he?
Not more stupid than you, madam," said the nine-year-old Petya, with the air of an old brigadier.
Mule, horse, elephant, or bullock, he obeys his driver, and the driver his sergeant, and the sergeant his lieutenant, and the lieutenant his captain, and the captain his major, and the major his colonel, and the colonel his brigadier commanding three regiments, and the brigadier the general, who obeys the Viceroy, who is the servant of the Empress.
A brigadier general of the regular army was quoted as lamenting the fact that the troops had not been called out to take the mob by the throat and shake law and order into it.
She knew the brigadier well--an old friend, familiar and respectful, saying heartily, "To your good health, Madame
There's not a brigadier in all Kentucky that can call himself master of so sleek and well-jointed a nag