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brigade

[ bri-geyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF brigade

Synonyms for brigade

  • army
  • band
  • body
  • company
  • contingent
  • corps
  • crew
  • detachment
  • force
  • group
  • organization
  • outfit
  • party
  • posse
  • squad
  • team
  • troop
  • unit
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Antonyms for brigade

  • individual
  • one
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRIGADE

The first Maryland brigade as a corps de reserve on the road.

He advised that the Guides should be called up to reinforce the brigade.

The 3rd Brigade with camels would follow if the road was passable.

Meanwhile, the 3rd Brigade had passed a tranquil night at Nawagai.

That attack had been repulsed with slaughter, and the brigade was concentrated.

Across the broad plain the whole of the brigade was in echelon.

Since the action of the 16th September, the 2nd Brigade had been unable to move.

The brigade now came into action in the following formation.

At length the withdrawal was completed, and the brigade returned to camp.

They were nearly equal in numbers to any two battalions in the brigade.

WORD ORIGIN

"subdivision of an army," 1630s, from French brigade "body of soldiers" (14c.), from Italian brigata "troop, crowd, gang," from brigare "brawl, fight," from briga "strife, quarrel," perhaps of Celtic (cf. Gaelic brigh, Welsh bri "power") or Germanic origin.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BRIGADE

armies

nounmilitary force, usually for land
  • armed force
  • artillery
  • battalion
  • battery
  • brigade
  • cavalry
  • column
  • command
  • company
  • corps
  • detail
  • division
  • flight
  • formation
  • infantry
  • legion
  • outfit
  • patrol unit
  • platoon
  • regiment
  • soldiers
  • soldiery
  • squad
  • troops
  • wing

corps

noungroup trained for action
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