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Meaning of BRIGADE

Pronunciation:  bri'geyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  army unit smaller than a division
  2. [v]  form or unite into a brigade
 

BRIGADE is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: aggroup, army unit, group

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bri*gade"\, n. [F. brigade, fr. It. brigata troop,
    crew, brigade, originally, a contending troop, fr. briga
    trouble, quarrel. See {Brigand}.]
    1. (Mil.) A body of troops, whether cavalry, artillery,
       infantry, or mixed, consisting of two or more regiments,
       under the command of a brigadier general.
    
    Note: Two or more brigades constitute a division, commanded
          by a major general; two or more divisions constitute an
          army corps, or corps d'arm['e]e. [U.S.]
    
    2. Any body of persons organized for acting or marching
       together under authority; as, a fire brigade.
    
    {Brigade inspector}, an officer whose duty is to inspect
       troops in companies before they are mustered into service.
    
    
    {Brigade major}, an officer who may be attached to a brigade
       to assist the brigadier in his duties.
    
    
  2. \Bri*gade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brigaded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Brigading}.] (Mil.)
    To form into a brigade, or into brigades.
    
    
 
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