BRIGA'DE, n. A party or division of troops, or soldiers,whether cavalry or infantry, regular or militia, commanded by a brigadier. It consists of an indeterminate number of regiments, squadrons, of battalions. A brigade of horse is a body of eight or ten squadrons; of infantry, four, five, or six battalions, or regiments.

BRIGA'DE, v.t. To form into a brigade, or into brigades.