fire brigade

fire bri·gade
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r bri-geyd]
    • /faɪər brɪˈgeɪd/
    • /ˈfaɪə(r) brɪˈɡeɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r bri-geyd]
    • /faɪər brɪˈgeɪd/

Definitions of fire brigade words

  • noun fire brigade a group of firefighters, especially as formed temporarily or called upon to assist a fire department in an emergency. 1
  • noun fire brigade a small fire department privately employed by an institution. 1
  • countable noun fire brigade The fire brigade is an organization which has the job of putting out fires; used especially to refer to the people who actually fight the fires. 0
  • noun fire brigade an organized body of firefighters 0
  • noun fire brigade fire company 0
  • noun fire brigade (firefighting, US) A group of people within a corporation or industrial site, organized for the purpose of putting out fires, usually in addition to their normal job. 0

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Origin of fire brigade

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
First recorded in 1825-35

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Parts of speech for Fire brigade


fire brigade popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for fire brigade

noun fire brigade

  • fire company — a company of firefighters.
  • fire department — the department of a municipal government charged with the prevention and extinguishing of fire.

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