interbrigade

brigade

[bri-geyd]
noun
1.
a military unit having its own headquarters and consisting of two or more regiments, squadrons, groups, or battalions.
2.
a large body of troops.
3.
a group of individuals organized for a particular purpose: a fire brigade; a rescue brigade.
5.
History/Historical. a convoy of canoes, sleds, wagons, or pack animals, especially as used to supply trappers in the 18th- and 19th-century Canadian and U.S. fur trade.
verb (used with object), brigaded, brigading.
6.
to form into a brigade.
7.
to group together.

Origin:
1630–40; < French < Old Italian brigata company of soldiers, orig. group, band, equivalent to brig(are) probably to associate (with), be together (obsolete sense) (see brigand) + -ata -ade1

interbrigade, adjective
subbrigade, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To interbrigade
Collins
World English Dictionary
brigade (brɪˈɡeɪd)
 
n
1.  a formation of fighting units, together with support arms and services, smaller than a division and usually commanded by a brigadier
2.  a group of people organized for a certain task: a rescue brigade
 
vb
3.  to organize into a brigade
4.  to put or group together
 
[C17: from Old French, from Old Italian, from brigare to fight, perhaps of Celtic origin; see brigand]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

brigade
"subdivision of an army," 1630s, from Fr. brigade "body of soldiers" (14c.), from It. brigata "troop, crowd, gang," from brigare "brawl, fight," from briga "strife, quarrel," perhaps of Celtic (cf. Gael. brigh, Welsh bri "power") or Germanic origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature