What does brigade mean?

brigade meaning in General Dictionary

to create into a brigade or into brigades

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  • a body of troops whether cavalry artillery infantry or blended comprising several regiments beneath the demand of a brigadier general
  • military device smaller compared to an unit
  • form or unite into a brigade
  • A body of soldiers, whether cavalry, artillery, infantry, or blended, consisting of two or more regiments, beneath the command of a brigadier basic.
  • Any human anatomy of individuals arranged for acting or marching together under authority; since, a fire brigade.
  • to make into a brigade, or into brigades.

brigade meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"subdivision of an army," 1630s, from French brigade "body of soldiers" (14c.), from Italian brigata "troop, crowd, group," from brigare "brawl, fight," from briga "strife, quarrel," maybe of Celtic (compare Gaelic brigh, Welsh bri "power") or Germanic origin.


brigade - German to English

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  • work team / group [smallest product in a production collective]

brigade meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A body of troops, whether cavalry, artillery, infantry, or blended, composed of a couple of regiments, beneath the demand of a brigadier general.

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  • (letter.) Any human body of individuals organized for acting or marching collectively under authority; because, a fire brigade.
  • (v. t.) To form into a brigade, or into brigades.

Sentence Examples with the word brigade

The 13th Light Dragoons mustered but ten mounted men at the evening parade; the brigade as a whole had lost 247 men and 497 horses out of a total strength of 673 engaged in the charge, which lasted twenty minutes from first to last.

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