from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A brigadier general.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An army rank; an officer commanding a brigade.
- n. the highest field officer grade, below general officers, NATO grade O7
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A general officer who commands a brigade, whether of horse or foot, and ranks next below a major-general.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a general officer ranking below a major general
French, from brigade, brigade; see brigade.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French. (Wiktionary)