Origin of cadre
Examples from the Web for cadre
In the U.S. view a small group—or cadre—of fierce red ants have taken power and are opposing the black-ant majority.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat|Michael Weiss|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He can possibly wield control from inside through a cadre of loyal lieutenants in the field.
Along with a cadre of other young, outspoken LGBT-rights activists in Yaoundé and Douala, Lembembe was impatient for change.
Where we landed was a mix of humor, celebrity, really talented video bloggers, and a cadre of digital partnerships.Matt Damon and Gary White on the Road From TED to World Water Day|Matt Damon, Gary White|March 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For the sake of this post, let's call this cadre the Republican base.
They lack the cadre of educated people needed in order to truly engage the IMF in constructive discourse.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
Still, if it were not for Vesuvius much of the charm and character of the Bay of Naples and its cadre would be gone for ever.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car|Francis Miltoun
The battalion was augmented about this time by the arrival of the cadre of the 2nd 7th Manchesters.The Seventh Manchesters|S. J. Wilson
The cadre is not only the frame, joint, or articulation, but the system of veins and arteries and nerves of an army.
This provision was in line with the concept that the peacetime Army was a cadre to be expanded in time of emergency.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965|Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for cadre
Word Origin for cadre
Word Origin and History for cadre
1830, from French cadre, literally "a frame of a picture" (16c.), so, "a detachment forming the skeleton of a regiment" (1851), from Italian quadro, from Latin quadrum "a square" (see quadrille). The communist sense is from 1930.
Culture definitions for cadre
An elite or select group that forms the core of an organization and is capable of training new members.