Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of BRIGADE

Pronunciation:  bri'geyd

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: age group, army, army group, band, battalion, battery, battle group, bevy, body, bunch, cabal, cadre, cast, clique, cohort, column, combat command, combat team, company, complement, contingent, corps, coterie, covey, crew, crowd, detachment, detail, division, faction, field army, field train, file, fleet, flying column, gang, garrison, group, grouping, groupment, in-group, junta, kitchen police, KP, legion, maniple, mob, movement, organization, outfit, out-group, pack, party, peer group, phalanx, platoon, posse, rank, regiment, salon, section, set, squad, squadron, stable, string, tactical unit, task force, team, train, tribe, troop, troupe, unit, wing