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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French brigade.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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

Usage notesEdit

  • 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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VerbEdit

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.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French brigade.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌbriˈɣaː.də/
  • Hyphenation: bri‧ga‧de
  • Rhymes: -aːdə

NounEdit

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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian brigata.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

brigade f (plural brigades)

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

Further readingEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. (military) a brigade

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. (military) a brigade

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