fire brigade
noun Date: 1838 a body of firefighters: as a. a usually private or temporary firefighting organization b. British fire department

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  • Fire brigade — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fire brigade — fire brigades N COUNT COLL: usu the N The fire brigade is an organization which has the job of putting out fires; used especially to refer to the people who actually fight the fires. Get everyone out and call the fire brigade... Seven fire… …   English dictionary

  • fire brigade — fire′ brigade n. 1) a group of firefighters, esp. as formed temporarily or called upon to assist a fire department in an emergency 2) a small fire department privately employed by an institution • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • fire brigade — n. chiefly Brit. var. of FIRE COMPANY …   English World dictionary

  • fire brigade — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ an organized body of people trained and employed to extinguish fires …   English terms dictionary

  • fire brigade — noun 1. a private or temporary organization of individuals equipped to fight fires • Syn: ↑fire company • Hypernyms: ↑organization, ↑organisation 2. British name for a fire department • Hypernyms: ↑fire department …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire brigade */ — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fire brigade : singular fire brigade plural fire brigades British an organization whose job is dealing with fires in a particular town or area. The American word is fire department …   English dictionary

  • fire brigade — fire bri.gade n 1.) BrE the ↑fire service American Equivalent: fire department 2.) AmE a group of people who work together to stop fires burning, but are not paid to do this …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fire brigade — 1. a group of firefighters, esp. as formed temporarily or called upon to assist a fire department in an emergency. 2. a small fire department privately employed by an institution. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • fire brigade — company of firefighters or firemen, fire department …   English contemporary dictionary

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