verb (used with object), bri·gad·ed, bri·gad·ing.
- brig. gen.,
- brigadier general,
Origin of brigade
Examples from the Web for brigade
Simultaneously, a brigade of mercenaries and Congolese soldiers would seal off the city and expel the guerrillas.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His fixer, who Barfi said was affiliated with the Islamist Tawhid brigade, was set free 15 days later.Obama Administration and Sotloff Family Battle Over Blame for Journalist’s Kidnapping|Josh Rogin|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shamsi led the FSA brigade in the Syrian city of Der al Zour, the largest city on the Syria-Iraq border.
The commander of the Army brigade assigned to defend Bayji had retreated to Tikrit.The Paper Tiger of the Tigris: How ISIS Took Tikrit Without a Fight|Andrew Slater|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With the Vice Minster of Justice now a hostage, Gen. Pardo's 4th brigade had little choice but to strike.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Boughton's brigade was on the left of the railroad, and Harland's on the right.Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V2|Jacob Dolson Cox
General Bates' brigade probably arrived upon the field about noon.The Colored Regulars in the United States Army|T. G. Steward
Division had decided otherwise, however, and had ordered up a battalion of the 126th brigade.The Seventh Manchesters|S. J. Wilson
Davies's brigade fought gallantly to resist Hampton's assaults, which began as soon as the firing on Custer in the rear was heard.Civil War Experiences|Henry Coddington Meyer
Soon after eight o'clock our column was set in motion, the Third brigade in advance.
Word Origin for brigade
"subdivision of an army," 1630s, from French brigade "body of soldiers" (14c.), from Italian brigata "troop, crowd, gang," from brigare "brawl, fight," from briga "strife, quarrel," perhaps of Celtic (cf. Gaelic brigh, Welsh bri "power") or Germanic origin.