Brigadier general
Brigadier general Brig`a*dier" gen"er*al [F. brigadier, fr. brigade.] (Mil.) An officer in rank next above a colonel, and below a major general. He commands a brigade, and is sometimes called, by a shortening of his title, simple a {brigadier}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Brigadier General — is the lowest ranking General Officer in some countries, usually sitting between the ranks of Colonel and Major General. The rank can be traced back to the militaries of Europe where a brigadier general, or simply a brigadier, would command a… …   Wikipedia

  • Brigadier-général — Brigadier Pour les articles homonymes, voir Brigadier (homonymie). Brigadier est un grade militaire existant dans nombre d armées. Il désigne généralement le commandant d une brigade. Sommaire 1 Autriche 2 Canad …   Wikipédia en Français

  • brigadier general — brigadier generals also brigadier general N COUNT; N TITLE In the United States, a brigadier general is a senior officer in the armed forces who is often in charge of a brigade and has a rank above colonel and below major general. ...Brigadier… …   English dictionary

  • brigadier-general — UK US noun [countable] [singular brigadier general plural brigadier generals] an officer of high rank in the US Army, marines , or Air Force Thesaurus: officers in the armed forces …   Useful english dictionary

  • brigadier general — n. U.S. Mil. a military officer with an insignia of one star, ranking above a colonel and below a major general …   English World dictionary

  • brigadier-general — n a high army rank or someone holding this rank …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brigadier-general — noun count an officer of high rank in the U.S. Army, MARINES, or Air Force …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Brigadier General — Der Brigadegeneral ist der unterste Generalsrang im Heer und bei der Luftwaffe. Eine Brigade wird von einem Oberst oder einem Brigadegeneral kommandiert. Die Brigade (bestehend aus 1.400–4.200 Soldaten) ist der kleinste, aus mehreren… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • brigadier general — pl. brigadier generals. U.S. Army. an officer of the rank between colonel and major general. [1680 90] * * * ▪ military rank also called  Brigadier,         a military rank just above that of colonel. In both the British and U.S. armies of… …   Universalium

  • brigadier general — noun a general officer ranking below a major general (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑brigadier • Hypernyms: ↑general officer * * * noun, pl ⋯ rals [count] : an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps who is ranked above a colonel; also : the rank… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”