[ bri-geyd ]
/ brɪˈgeɪd /
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a military unit having its own headquarters and consisting of two or more regiments, squadrons, groups, or battalions.
a large body of troops.
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a group of individuals organized for a particular purpose: a fire brigade;a rescue brigade.
History/Historical. a convoy of canoes, sleds, wagons, or pack animals, especially as used to supply trappers in the 18th- and 19th-century Canadian and U.S. fur trade.
verb (used with object), bri·gad·ed, bri·gad·ing.
to form into a brigade.
to group together.
verb (used with or without object) bri·gad·ed, bri·gad·ing.
Digital Technology. to engage in online brigading.
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Origin of brigade
OTHER WORDS FROM brigadein·ter·bri·gade, adjectivesub·bri·gade, noun
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How to use brigade in a sentence
The Wilts Regiment (some companies of which are brigaded with us) lost several men and an officer.In the Ranks of the C.I.V.|Erskine Childers
Its duty was to go forward and make connection with the Scotch and Gurkha troops with which it was brigaded.Soldier Stories|Rudyard Kipling
Jews from Riga and Libau are brigaded with huge Siberians, whose marching must constitute a world record.
This was the first occasion on which the corps had been brigaded since their formation.Norfolk Annals|Charles Mackie
The men of Lorraine who had been brigaded in the German army demobilised themselves and returned to their homes.Verdun Argonne-Metz 1914-1918|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for brigade
/ (brɪˈɡeɪd) /
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
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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