Definition of brigade noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    brigade

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    NAmE//brɪˈɡeɪd//
     
     
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  1. 1a large group of soldiers that forms a unit of an army
  2. 2 [usually singular] (often disapproving) used, always with a word or phrase in front of it, to describe a group of people who share the same opinions or are similar in some other way the antiwar brigade
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