A body of troops, whether cavalry, artillery, infantry, or mixed, consisting of two or more regiments, under the command of a brigadier general.
- A military unit consisting of a variable number of combat battalions or regiments.
- A U.S. Army administrative and tactical unit composed of a headquarters unit, at least one unit of infantry or armor or both, and designated support units. A brigade can be commanded by a brigadier general or by a colonel.
- A group of persons organized for a specific purpose: formed a bucket brigade to carry water to the fire.
- To form into a brigade.