army unit smaller than a division
form or unite into a brigade
A group of people organized to perform a common purpose. e.g. a work brigade, a fire brigade
Military unit composed of several regiments (or battalions) and including soldiers from different arms of service.
To form troops into a brigade
a body of troops, whether cavalry, artillery, infantry, or mixed, consisting of two or more regiments, under the command of a brigadier general
any body of persons organized for acting or marching together under authority; as, a fire brigade
to form into a brigade, or into brigades
A brigade is a major tactical military formation that is typically composed of three to six battalions plus supporting elements. It is roughly equivalent to an enlarged or reinforced regiment. Three or more brigades constitute a division. Brigades formed into divisions are usually infantry or armoured, in addition to combat units they may include combat support units or sub-units such as artillery and engineers, and logistic units or sub-units. Historically such brigades have sometimes been called brigade-groups. On operations a brigade may comprise both organic elements and attached elements, including some temporarily attached for a specific task. Brigades may also be specialized and comprise battalions of a single branch, for example cavalry, mechanized, armored, artillery, air defence, aviation, engineers, signals or logistic. Some brigades are classified as independent or separate and operate independently from the traditional division structure. The typical NATO standard brigade consists of approximately 3,200 to 5,500 troops. However, in Switzerland and Austria, the numbers could go as high as 11,000 troops. The Soviet Union, its forerunners and successors, mostly use "regiment" instead of brigade, and this was common in much of Europe until after World War II.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brig-ād′, n. a body of troops consisting of two or more regiments of infantry or cavalry, and commanded by a general officer, two or more of which form a division: a band of people more or less organised.—v.t. to form into brigades.—ns. Brigade′-mā′jor, a staff-officer attached to a brigade; Brigadier′, Brigadier′-gen′eral, a general officer of the lowest grade, who has command of a brigade. [Fr. brigade—It. brigata—Low L. briga, strife.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a body of troops under a general officer, called brigadier, consisting of a number of regiments, squadrons, or battalions.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A unit usually smaller than a division to which are attached groups and/or battalions and smaller units tailored to meet anticipated requirements. Also called BDE.
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Rank popularity for the word 'brigade' in Nouns Frequency: #2588
The numerical value of brigade in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of brigade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of brigade in a Sentence
They organized a surrender. it was the surrender brigade.
They said: you are the best brigade formed since the start of the Syrian crisis.
A brigade that has tanks, but no LEGUAN bridge-layers is clearly at a disadvantage.
It is believed Mwalimu Janow, the leader of (an al Shabaab) brigade, who led this attack, was killed.
Forces of the 166th brigade ... relocated so that so-called Daesh fighters captured Qurdabiya air base.
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