brigade

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See also: Brigade and brigáda

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French brigade.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɹɪˈɡeɪd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪd

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 a specific characteristic.
    More sympathy for career criminals from the bleeding-heart brigade!
    I wouldn't even want to be seen dead with those nerds of the bowl-cut brigade.
  4. (Internet slang) Coordinated online harassment, disruption or influencing, especially organized by an antagonistic website or community.
    • 2020, “Comments of Reddit, Inc., before the Federal Communications Commission, Washington DC”, in fcc.gov[1]:
      We've definitely seen an increase in abusive content since certain areas began COVID lockdowns and stay home orders, we suspect because of the growth of people having time to waste doing these sorts of brigades.

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 group 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 or unite into a brigade; to group together.
    • 1969, William O. Douglas's opinion in Brandenburg v. Ohio:
      This is, however, a classic case where speech is brigaded with action.
  2. (Internet slang) To harass an individual or community online in a coordinated manner.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French brigade.

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brigade f (plural brigades)

  1. brigade, a military unit consisting of two or more regiments, often using combined arms or of diverse disciplines
  2. a police unit of varying size or purpose, but often serving a specialised purpose

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  • Indonesian: brigade

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian brigata.

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brigade f (plural brigades)

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

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch brigade, from French brigade, from Italian brigata.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bri.ɡa.də/
  • Hyphenation: bri‧ga‧de

Noun[edit]

brigade

  1. brigade: a military unit consisting of two or more regiments, often using combined arms or of diverse disciplines.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French brigade, from Italian brigata, from Italian or Medieval Latin briga (strife).

Noun[edit]

brigade m (definite singular brigaden, indefinite plural brigader, definite plural brigadene)

  1. (military) a brigade

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French brigade, from Italian brigata, from Italian or Medieval Latin briga (strife).

Noun[edit]

brigade m (definite singular brigaden, indefinite plural brigadar, definite plural brigadane)

  1. (military) a brigade

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