American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A nucleus of trained personnel around which a larger organization can be built and trained: a cadre of corporals who train recruits.
- n. A tightly knit group of zealots who are active in advancing the interests of a revolutionary party.
- n. A member of such a group.
- n. A framework.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A skeleton or framework; specifically, in France, the permanently organized skeleton or framework of a regiment or corps, consisting of the commissioned and non-commissioned officers, musicians, artificers, etc., around whom the rank and file may be assembled at short notice.
- n. A frame or framework.
- n. military The framework or skeleton upon which a new regiment is to be formed; the officers of a regiment forming the staff.
- n. The core of a managing group, or a member of such a group.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mil.) The framework or skeleton upon which a regiment is to be formed; the officers of a regiment forming the staff.
- n. a nucleus of military personnel capable of expansion
- n. a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
- From French cadre, from Italian quadro ("square"), from Latin quadrum, from quatuor ("four"). (Wiktionary)
- French, from Italian quadro, frame, from Latin quadrum, a square. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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