Definitions

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

Etymologies

French, from brigade, brigade; see brigade.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The second was the brigadier from the garage with a list of the cars assigned to the drivers.

    The Happy Foreigner

  • Well, and afterwards, up to her death, indeed, he lived with her, and they do say she led him a pretty dance — the brigadier, that is; sent him on foot from Moscow into the country — by God, she did — to get her rents in, I suppose.

    A Desperate Character

  • The brigadier was a thick-set, soldierly looking man, fit as a fiddle in spite of the grey hairs which mingled with his brown moustache, and his eyes lit up as he saw his two sons still safe and well.

    With Haig on the Somme

  • The brigadier was a regular soldier and nothing but a soldier from head to foot, in thought, in manner and in his decisive phrases.

    My Second Year of the War

  • The brigadier is a capital fellow; and though he does keep us hard at work, at any rate he works hard himself, and does not send us galloping about with all sorts of trivial messages that might as well be unsent.

    With Moore at Corunna

  • Well, and afterwards, up to her death, indeed, he lived with her, and they do say she led him a pretty dance -- the brigadier, that is; sent him on foot from Moscow into the country -- by

    A Desperate Character and Other Stories

  • And Judge Harbottle, in what was then called a brigadier-wig, with his red roquelaure on, helped the glowing effect of the darkened chamber, which looked red all over like a room on fire.

    Green Tea; Mr. Justice Harbottle

  • Protests: Both Conservatives and Liberals Are Right … Just Looking at Different Sides of the Same Coin brigadier gerard - 10/9/11 10:34pm While attention is being focused on the upcoming G20 meeting as the place where a definitive solution must be advanced, it is increasingly clear there are no longer any "economic" measures available.

    Crooks and Liars

  • The presence of McDonald - the so-called brigadier of the South Belfast wing of the loyalist paramilitary group - and other loyalist leaders is considered to be a significant step in building relations with republican and nationalist communities.

    Belfasttelegraph.co.uk - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Nel, was reported to be a "brigadier" in the military structure of the AWB while Harmse was also named as member of the organisation in the charge sheet.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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