I. noun Etymology: French, from Italian brigata, from brigare to fight — more at brigand Date: 1634 1. a. a large body of troops b. a tactical and administrative unit composed of a headquarters, one or more units of infantry or armor, and supporting units 2. a group of people organized for special activity II. transitive verb (brigaded; brigading) Date: 1781 to form or unite into a brigade

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  • brigade — [ brigad ] n. f. • v. 1650; « troupe » 1360; it. brigata 1 ♦ Anciennt Unité composée de deux régiments (jusqu en 1914, pour l infanterie et 1940, pour la cavalerie); auj. Unité tactique à l intérieur de la division. La division compte… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Brigade — Bri*gade , n. [F. brigade, fr. It. brigata troop, crew, brigade, originally, a contending troop, fr. briga trouble, quarrel. See {Brigand}.] 1. (Mil.) A body of troops, whether cavalry, artillery, infantry, or mixed, consisting of two or more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brigade — Студийный альбом …   Википедия

  • Brigade — Sf eine Truppenabteilung erw. fach. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. brigade, dieses aus it. brigata Kampftruppe , einer Ableitung von it. brigare kämpfen , abgeleitet von it. briga Streit . Die weitere Herkunft ist nicht geklärt. Dazu… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • brigade — BRIGADE. s. f. Troupe de gens de guerre d une même Compagnie, sous un Officier que l on nomme Brigadier. Brigadier des Gardes du Corps. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De plusieurs bataillons ou escadrons d une armée, qui sont sous le commandement d un… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Brigade — Brigade: Die Bezeichnung für »größere Truppenabteilung« wurde im 17. Jh. aus frz. brigade entlehnt, das seinerseits aus it. brigata »streitbarer ‹Heer›haufen« stammt. Das zugrunde liegende Substantiv it. briga »Streit« ist ohne sichere Deutung.… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • brigade — [bri gād′] n. [Fr < MFr < OIt brigata, troop, company < brigare, to contend < briga, strife, quarrel] 1. a large unit of soldiers 2. a) Historical a unit of the U.S. Army comprising two or more regiments b) now, a military unit… …   English World dictionary

  • Brigade — Bri*gade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brigaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brigading}.] (Mil.) To form into a brigade, or into brigades. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brigade — subdivision of an army, 1630s, from Fr. brigade body of soldiers (14c.), from It. brigata troop, crowd, gang, from brigare brawl, fight, from briga strife, quarrel, perhaps of Celtic (Cf. Gael. brigh, Welsh bri power ) or Germanic origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • brigade — Brigade, f. penac. Est diction collective, et signifie trouppe, compagnie. Une brigade de jeunes hommes, Adolescentium coitio, coetus, l Italien dit Brigata …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • brigade — ► NOUN 1) a subdivision of an army, typically consisting of a small number of battalions and forming part of a division. 2) informal, often derogatory a particular group of people: the anti smoking brigade. ORIGIN French, from Italian brigata… …   English terms dictionary

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