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Battalion vs. Brigade

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Battalionnoun

(military) An army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters. Traditionally forming part of a regiment.

Brigadenoun

A group of people organized for a common purpose.

‘a work brigade; a fire brigade’;

Battalionnoun

an army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters; forming part of a brigade.

Brigadenoun

(military) Military unit composed of several regiments (or battalions) and including soldiers from different arms of service.

Battalionnoun

Any large body of troops.

Brigadenoun

(derogatory) A group of people who share views or beliefs.

‘More sympathy for career criminals from the bleeding-heart brigade!’;

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Battalionnoun

(by extension) A great number of things.

Brigadeverb

To form or unite into a brigade; to group together.

Battalionverb

To form into battalions.

Brigadenoun

A body of troops, whether cavalry, artillery, infantry, or mixed, consisting of two or more regiments, under the command of a brigadier general.

Battalionnoun

A body of troops; esp. a body of troops or an army in battle array.

Brigadenoun

Any body of persons organized for acting or marching together under authority; as, a fire brigade.

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Battalionnoun

An infantry command of two or more companies, which is the tactical unit of the infantry, or the smallest command which is self-supporting upon the battlefield, and also the unit in which the strength of the infantry of an army is expressed.

Brigadeverb

To form into a brigade, or into brigades.

Battalionverb

To form into battalions.

Brigadenoun

army unit smaller than a division

Battalionnoun

an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies

Brigadeverb

form or unite into a brigade

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Battalionnoun

a large indefinite number;

‘a battalion of ants’; ‘a multitude of TV antennas’; ‘a plurality of religions’;

Brigade

A brigade is a major tactical military formation that is typically composed of three to six battalions plus supporting elements. It is roughly equivalent to an enlarged or reinforced regiment.

Battalion

A battalion is a military unit, typically consisting of 300 to 1000 soldiers commanded by a lieutenant colonel, and subdivided into a number of companies. In some countries, battalions are exclusively infantry, while in others battalions are unit-level organizations.

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