Brigade meaning

brĭ-gād
A group of persons organized for a specific purpose.

Formed a bucket brigade to carry water to the fire.

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A group of people organized to function as a unit in some work.

A fire brigade.

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The definition of a brigade is an organized group of people, especially soldiers.

An example of a brigade is a group of people passing water to put out a fire.

An example of a brigade is a military group commanded by a colonel.

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A large unit of soldiers.
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To form into a brigade.
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A group of people organized for a common purpose.

A work brigade; a fire brigade.

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(military) Military unit composed of several regiments (battalions) and including soldiers from different arms of service.
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(derogatory) A group of people who share views or beliefs.

More sympathy for career criminals from the bleeding-heart brigade!

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To form troops into a brigade.
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To organize into a brigade.
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Origin of brigade

  • French from Old French company from Old Italian brigata from brigare to fight from briga strife of Celtic origin gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French brigade

    From Wiktionary