- a military unit having its own headquarters and consisting of two or more regiments, squadrons, groups, or battalions.
- a large body of troops.
- a group of individuals organized for a particular purpose: a fire brigade; a rescue brigade.
- bucket 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.
- to form into a brigade.
- to group together.
Origin of brigade
Examples from the Web for brigaded
They were to be brigaded at half-past five, so the “Fall-in” would be at five.For Fortune and Glory
We were brigaded with them for a bit and under fire at the same time.In the Wilderness
I have a companion who must be brigaded with me, and I must go on active service at once.Under Two Flags
Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
This was the first occasion on which the corps had been brigaded since their formation.Norfolk Annals
Having slaughtered the Indian males or brigaded them in slave-gangs, the Conquistadores took the Indian women to themselves.The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy
Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
- 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 and History for brigaded
"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.