brigade


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bri·gade

 (brĭ-gād′)
n.
1.
a. A military unit consisting of a variable number of combat battalions or regiments.
b. A US Army administrative and tactical unit composed of a headquarters unit, at least one unit of infantry or armor or both, and designated support units. A brigade can be commanded by a brigadier general or by a colonel.
2. A group of persons organized for a specific purpose: formed a bucket brigade to carry water to the fire.
tr.v. bri·gad·ed, bri·gad·ing, bri·gades
To form into a brigade.

[French, from Old French, company, from Old Italian brigata, from brigare, to fight, from briga, strife, of Celtic origin; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

brigade

(brɪˈɡeɪd)
n
1. (Military) a formation of fighting units, together with support arms and services, smaller than a division and usually commanded by a brigadier
2. a group of people organized for a certain task: a rescue brigade.
vb (tr)
3. to organize into a brigade
4. to put or group together
[C17: from Old French, from Old Italian, from brigare to fight, perhaps of Celtic origin; see brigand]

bri•gade

(brɪˈgeɪd)

n., v. -gad•ed, -gad•ing. n.
1. a military unit consisting of a headquarters and two or more regiments, squadrons, groups, or battalions.
2. a large body of troops.
3. a group of individuals organized for a particular purpose: a rescue brigade.
v.t.
4. to form into a brigade.
[1630–40; < French < Italian brigata company of soldiers]

brigade

A unit usually smaller than a division to which are attached groups and/or battalions and smaller units tailored to meet anticipated requirements. Also called BDE.

Brigade

 a company or band of people; a body of troops; any body of persons acting together for a purpose, e.g., fire brigade.
Examples: brigade of firemen; of papists, 1649; of people, 1650; of foot (soldiers) 1642; of sappers, 1806; of trappers, 1837.

brigade


Past participle: brigaded
Gerund: brigading

Imperative
brigade
brigade
Present
I brigade
you brigade
he/she/it brigades
we brigade
you brigade
they brigade
Preterite
I brigaded
you brigaded
he/she/it brigaded
we brigaded
you brigaded
they brigaded
Present Continuous
I am brigading
you are brigading
he/she/it is brigading
we are brigading
you are brigading
they are brigading
Present Perfect
I have brigaded
you have brigaded
he/she/it has brigaded
we have brigaded
you have brigaded
they have brigaded
Past Continuous
I was brigading
you were brigading
he/she/it was brigading
we were brigading
you were brigading
they were brigading
Past Perfect
I had brigaded
you had brigaded
he/she/it had brigaded
we had brigaded
you had brigaded
they had brigaded
Future
I will brigade
you will brigade
he/she/it will brigade
we will brigade
you will brigade
they will brigade
Future Perfect
I will have brigaded
you will have brigaded
he/she/it will have brigaded
we will have brigaded
you will have brigaded
they will have brigaded
Future Continuous
I will be brigading
you will be brigading
he/she/it will be brigading
we will be brigading
you will be brigading
they will be brigading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been brigading
you have been brigading
he/she/it has been brigading
we have been brigading
you have been brigading
they have been brigading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been brigading
you will have been brigading
he/she/it will have been brigading
we will have been brigading
you will have been brigading
they will have been brigading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been brigading
you had been brigading
he/she/it had been brigading
we had been brigading
you had been brigading
they had been brigading
Conditional
I would brigade
you would brigade
he/she/it would brigade
we would brigade
you would brigade
they would brigade
Past Conditional
I would have brigaded
you would have brigaded
he/she/it would have brigaded
we would have brigaded
you would have brigaded
they would have brigaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brigade - army unit smaller than a divisionbrigade - army unit smaller than a division  
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
Verb1.brigade - form or unite into a brigade
aggroup, group - form a group or group together

brigade

noun
1. corps, company, force, unit, division, troop, squad, crew, team, outfit, regiment, contingent, squadron, detachment the men of the Seventh Armoured Brigade
2. group, party, body, band, camp, squad, organization, crew, bunch (informal) the healthy-eating brigade
Translations
فِرْقَةُ إطفائِيَّهلِواء
brigádaoddílsbor
=-korpsbrigade
dandár
sveitsveit, flokkur, liî
brigadabrigados vadaskomanda
brigādefire brigadenodaļaugunsdzēsēju komanda
brigáda
brigadagasilska četa

brigade

[brɪˈgeɪd] N (Mil) → brigada f; (fire etc) → cuerpo m
one of the old brigadeun veterano

brigade

[brɪˈgeɪd] nbrigade f

brigade

n (Mil) → Brigade f

brigade

[brɪˈgeɪd] n (Mil) (also) (hum) → brigata

brigade

(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 ?
Once, when the command had first come to the field, some perambulating veterans, noting the length of their column, had accosted them thus: "Hey, fellers, what brigade is that?
So saying he visibly smugged and went off to telegraph for a brigade of cutthroats to protect Christian interests.
And as we hurried up town, Joe Goose explained: "It's the Hancock Fire Brigade.
 "General," said the commander of the delinquent brigade, "I am
One brigade ascended the Mohawk until it reached the point nearest to the sources of the Susquehanna, whence it cut a lane through the forest to the head of the Otsego.
About ten days previously, the brigade which had been quartered on the banks of the Wollamut, had arrived with numerous packs of beaver, the result of a few months' sojourn on that river.
The king, moreover, commanded me to take a brigade of musketeers, which is apparently superfluous, as the country is quite quiet.
The next morning, when in the presence of the whole brigade Private Greene was shot to death by a squad of his comrades, Lieutenant Dudley turned his back upon the sorry performance and muttered a prayer for mercy, in which himself was included.
When I come over next year to give away the bride, or whenever I come, I shall have the sense to keep the household brigade in ambuscade and not to manoeuvre it on your ground.
There was no lack of people close at hand, however; within a mile of where the man sat was the now silent camp of a whole Federal brigade.
Decimus Smith, returning to his parish at Bombay; and a brigadier-general of the English army, who was about to rejoin his brigade at Benares, made up the party, and, with Mr.
They removed their emporium from Astoria to Fort Vancouver, a strong post on the left bank of the Columbia River, about sixty miles from its mouth; whence they furnished their interior posts, and sent forth their brigades of trappers.