[b_ɹ_ɪ_ɡ_ˈeɪ_d], [bɹɪɡˈe͡ɪd], [bɹɪɡˈe‍ɪd]

Definitions of brigade:

  1.   To form into brigades.
  2.   A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments of infantry or cavalry, and commanded by a general- officer, two or more of which form a division.
  3.   army unit smaller than a division
  4.   Any body of persons organized for acting or marching together under authority; as, a fire brigade.
  5.   A subdivision of an army, usually consisting of two or more regiments, under the command of a brigadier general; an organized body acting under authority; as, a fire brigade.
  6.   A force of two or more regiments.
  7.   A division of troops under a general officer.
  8.   A body of soldiers, whether of infantry or cavalry, consisting of several regiments, but of no fixed number.
  9.   To form into a brigade.
  10.   A body of troops, under a general officer, consisting of a number of regiments, squadrons, or battalions; an organized body with a uniform.
  11.   form or unite into a brigade
  12.   To form into a brigade, or into brigades.
  13.   A body of troops, whether cavalry, artillery, infantry, or mixed, consisting of two or more regiments, under the command of a brigadier general.

Quotes for brigade:

  1. The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes. – Bill Alexander
  2. Africa is a continent in flames. And deep down, if we really accepted that Africans were equal to us, we would all do more to put the fire out. We're standing around with watering cans, when what we really need is the fire brigade – Bono
  3. During the whole campaign, from June 27 to July 31, there has been no shirking or hesitation, to tiring on the part of a single man so far as I have seen; the brigade commanders reported none. – John Buford
  4. I liked the name Frog Brigade because it lent itself to a lot of cool imagery with the whole frog thing. – Les Claypool
  5. I joined the 800th MP Brigade when they were already deployed. – Janis Karpinski
  6. I knew how many MPs I had assigned to the brigade how many military prison operations I would be running, but we needed to evaluate how many criminal prison operations we could support. – Janis Karpinski
  7. The mission statement was ordered, and it sent the 800th MP Brigade effective the first of July, up to Baghdad. I joined my brigade to take command at the end of June. – Janis Karpinski
  8. There was a military police brigade with over 3, 400 soldiers getting ready to go home because their mission- prisoner -of -war operations- was finished. – Janis Karpinski
  9. Some of us are like a shovel brigade that follow a parade down Main Street cleaning up. – Donald T. Regan
  10. Towards four o'clock, the rebels felt strong enough to take the offensive. A brigade with a battery under Earle managed to strike the Federal right on the flank and rear and throw it into utter confusion, which spread rapidly along the whole front. Now came the disastrous end. – Henry Villard
  11. Over this August district work period, like many of my colleagues, I spent a lot of time with the men and women in uniform from my home State. The 196th Field Artillery Brigade just got back from a year in Afghanistan. – Zach Wamp

Usage examples for brigade:

  1. These young men were at last actual members of the brigade of midshipmen. ” – Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  2. In half an hour the brigade major's little command was within a thousand yards of Liebenbergspan farm. ” – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  3. Mademoiselle, or Miss O'Faley, was in fact half French and half Irish- born in France, she was the daughter of an officer of the Irish brigade and of a French lady of good family. ” – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  4. “ I can't hold Bluelake with anything less than half a brigade – Oomphel in the Sky by Henry Beam Piper
  5. When the mortification of an officer, because of his being appointed to a command inferior to what he considered to be his merits, was communicated to the Duke, he said: " In the course of my military career, I have gone from the command of a brigade to that of my regiment, and from the command of an army to that of a brigade or a division, as I was ordered, and without any feeling of mortification." ” – Character by Samuel Smiles
  6. The Virginia brigade under Gen. ” – A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion by William Dobein James
  7. B. " The New Cavalry Brigade – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  8. “ " Perhaps the most brilliant company officer in my brigade wrote the General. ” – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  9. “ I am glad to see you in my brigade but I don't quite understand how it comes that you are still a private. ” – Rodney The Partisan by Harry Castlemon
  10. “ " My life has been both a help and a hurt to my fellow- creatures," sighed the brigade commander. ” – The Brigade Commander by J. W. Deforest
  11. 15th Infantry Brigade Brig. ” – 1914 by John French, Viscount of Ypres
  12. He was now a Colonel commanding a brigade – The Struggle for Missouri by John McElroy
  13. The arrival of the brigade of carts with the supplies, and the news from the outside world, was the great event of the year in the early times at those lonely prairie settlements. ” – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  14. And the Captain here was sent along of the infantry party to jine up a lineback to the 'tillery brigade headquarters. ” – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  15. “ To return to the Regular Brigade About 9 o'clock A. M. it became apparent that the tide of battle was most decidedly against the right wing of the army, and Rousseau's Division was ordered to the support of General McCook. ” – The Regular Brigade of the Fourteenth Army Corps, the Army of the Cumberland, in the Battle of Stone River, or Murfreesboro', Tennessee by Frederick Phisterer
  16. Nevertheless, his brigade was cut to pieces. ” – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  17. These will be instructed, in absence of further orders, to join you by the south side of the Potomac, one brigade will start to- morrow. ” – Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers by J. Newton Terrill
  18. “ For that reason, I dare say, the Brigade of Midshipmen contains muckers as well as gentlemen- and officers are but midshipmen of a larger growth. ” – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  19. If, he said, those gentlemen had thought it desirable that the Dutch brigade should remain in the kingdom, they would have done so before. ” – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  20. She's the head of the Light Brigade but you might fix her down, if she's not too much in debt. ” – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009

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