brigade: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bri-gād'), [key]
— n., v., -gad•ed, -gad•ing.
- a military unit having its own headquarters and consisting of two or more regiments, squadrons, groups, or battalions.
- a large body of troops.
- a group of individuals organized for a particular purpose: a fire brigade; a rescue brigade.
- a convoy of canoes, sleds, wagons, or pack animals, esp. as used to supply trappers in the 18th- and 19th-century Canadian and U.S. fur trade.
- to form into a brigade.
- to group together.
- brigade (Thesaurus)