What does brevet mean?

Definitions for brevetbrəˈvɛt, ˈbrɛv ɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word brevet.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brevet(verb)

    a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)

  2. brevet(verb)

    promote somebody by brevet, in the military


  1. brevet(Noun)

    A military document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily, but without an increase in pay.

  2. brevet(Noun)

    An organized, long-distance bicycle ride u2014 not a race, but a test of endurance u2014 which follows a designated but unmarked route passing through check points.

  3. brevet(Verb)

    To promote by brevet.

  4. Origin: brevet 'official letter', from diminutive of bref 'letter', from brevis 'short' (see brief)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brevet(noun)

    a warrant from the government, granting a privilege, title, or dignity. [French usage]

  2. Brevet(noun)

    a commission giving an officer higher rank than that for which he receives pay; an honorary promotion of an officer

  3. Brevet(verb)

    to confer rank upon by brevet

  4. Brevet(adj)

    taking or conferring rank by brevet; as, a brevet colonel; a brevet commission


  1. Brevet

    In many of the world's military establishments, a brevet was a warrant authorizing a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily, but usually without receiving the pay of that higher rank except when actually serving in that role. An officer so promoted may be referred to as being brevetted. For example, "He was brevetted major general." The promotion would be noted in the officer's title, for example, "Bvt. Maj. Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain or Bvt. Maj Gen. John Aaron Rawlins." This is not to be confused with a Brevet in Francophone Europe military circles, where a Brevet is an award.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brevet

    brev′et, n. a military commission entitling an officer to take rank above that for which he receives pay.—n. Brevet′cy, the condition of one holding brevet rank. [Fr.—L. brevis, short.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brevet in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brevet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    When we pose as a victim, we quickly filed our patent of victim. (Quand en victime, on se pose, - Son brevet, vite, on dépose.)

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Il ya environ 140+ ans, le 20 mai 1873, le brevet nous 139,121 couvrant l'invention des «jeans» a été délivré à deux inventeurs américains, Jacob Davis et Levi Strauss. La plupart des inventeurs, encore aujourd'hui, souhaitent secrètement qu'ils avaient inventé les jeans, en raison de la beauté et de la grâce, couplé avec simplicité et confort, que les jeans bleus ont créé dans notre monde. I aime porter des jeans casual wear que pendant les week-ends. Je pense aussi que chaque fois qu'une célébrité ou une beauté ou un génie porte des jeans, il fait toujours déclaration de mode les plus percutants.

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