brigade

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See also: Brigade and brigáda

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French brigade

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Noun[edit]

brigade (plural brigades)

  1. A group of people organized for a common purpose.
    a work brigade; a fire brigade
  2. (military) Military unit composed of several regiments (or battalions) and including soldiers from different arms of service.
  3. (derogatory) A group of people who share views or beliefs.
    More sympathy for career criminals from the bleeding-heart brigade!

Usage notes[edit]

  • In many countries, a military brigade was traditionally formed from two or more regiments. According to the country and time period, brigade may also designate a much smaller groups of soldiers. A modern US brigade usually consists of three battalions and forms part of a division.

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Verb[edit]

brigade (third-person singular simple present brigades, present participle brigading, simple past and past participle brigaded)

  1. To form troops into a brigade

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

brigade f (plural brigades)

  1. (military) brigade
  2. brigade (group, organization)

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