Definition of Brigadier

1. Noun. A general officer ranking below a major general.

Exact synonyms: Brigadier General
Generic synonyms: General Officer



Definition of Brigadier

1. Noun. (military) An army rank; an officer commanding a brigade. ¹

2. Noun. (military UK) the highest field officer grade, below general officers, NATO grade O7 ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brigadier

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Brigadier

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"Both divisions immediately formed to advance on Winchester, brigadier- General Averell on the right and brigadier-General Merritt on the left of the Valley ..."

2. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"I entirely approve of the brigadier-General's determination, on the grounds on which he decided, although it created a temporary embarrassment. ..."

3. Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest by John Allan Wyeth (1899)
"... Cutting the Federals in Twain—Capture of brigadier-Genera) Crittenden — Gallant Resistance by the Ninth Michigan, under Acting brigadier- General \VW ..."

4. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses Simpson Grant (1885)
"COMMISSIONED brigadier - GENERAL — COMMAND AT IRONTON, MO. ... When appointed brigadier - general I at once thought it proper that one of my aides should ..."

5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"After having related the surprise of William's convoy by brigadier Sarsfield, King James's Memoirs add : " However the Prince of Orange resolved to go on ..."

6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1894)
"To Venus and Bellona vowed A husband I, and brigadier ! ... But when Aurora trims the skies That droning voice is heard anon — "Ah, brigadier. ..."

7. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1828)
"Adams, made up of the 33d, 36th, and 37th native infantry; and the sixth, consisting of the 15th, 21st, and 35th native infantry, under brigadier WT Edwards ..."

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