• IPA: /bɹɪˈɡeɪd/

brigade (plural brigades)

  1. A group of people organized for a common purpose.
    a work brigade; a fire brigade
  2. (military) Military unit composed of several regiments (or battalions) and including soldiers from different arms of service.
  3. (derogatory) A group of people who share views or beliefs.
    More sympathy for career criminals from the bleeding-heart brigade!
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brigade (brigades, present participle brigading; past and past participle brigaded)

  1. To form or unite into a brigade; to group together.
    • 1969, William O. Douglas's opinion in Brandenburg v. Ohio:
      This is, however, a classic case where speech is brigaded with action.

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