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brigade

[ bri-geyd ]
/ br瑟藞ge瑟d /
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noun
verb (used with object), bri路gad路ed, bri路gad路ing.
to form into a brigade.
to group together.
verb (used with or without object) bri路gad路ed, bri路gad路ing.
Digital Technology. to engage in online brigading.
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Origin of brigade

First recorded in 1630鈥40; from French, from Old Italian brigata 鈥渃ompany of soldiers,鈥 originally 鈥済roup, band,鈥 equivalent to brig(are) probably 鈥渢o associate (with), be together鈥 (obsolete sense), probably of Celtic origin; see brigand + -ata-ade1

OTHER WORDS FROM brigade

in路ter路bri路gade, adjectivesub路bri路gade, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for brigade

brigade
/ (br瑟藞伞e瑟d) /

noun
a formation of fighting units, together with support arms and services, smaller than a division and usually commanded by a brigadier
a group of people organized for a certain taska rescue brigade
verb (tr)
to organize into a brigade
to put or group together

Word Origin for brigade

C17: from Old French, from Old Italian, from brigare to fight, perhaps of Celtic origin; see brigand
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