fire brigade

fire brigade
fire brigades
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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.

Get everyone out and call the fire brigade...

Seven fire brigades were deployed to contain the blaze.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Fire brigade — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fire brigade — fire′ brigade n. 1) a group of firefighters, esp. as formed temporarily or called upon to assist a fire department in an emergency 2) a small fire department privately employed by an institution • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • fire brigade — n. chiefly Brit. var. of FIRE COMPANY …   English World dictionary

  • fire brigade — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ an organized body of people trained and employed to extinguish fires …   English terms dictionary

  • fire brigade — noun 1. a private or temporary organization of individuals equipped to fight fires • Syn: ↑fire company • Hypernyms: ↑organization, ↑organisation 2. British name for a fire department • Hypernyms: ↑fire department …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fire Brigade SC — Infobox club sportif Fire Brigade SC Pas de logo ? Importez le logo de ce club. Généralités Nom complet Fire Brigade SC …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fire brigade */ — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fire brigade : singular fire brigade plural fire brigades British an organization whose job is dealing with fires in a particular town or area. The American word is fire department …   English dictionary

  • fire brigade — fire bri.gade n 1.) BrE the ↑fire service American Equivalent: fire department 2.) AmE a group of people who work together to stop fires burning, but are not paid to do this …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fire brigade — 1. a group of firefighters, esp. as formed temporarily or called upon to assist a fire department in an emergency. 2. a small fire department privately employed by an institution. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • fire brigade — noun Date: 1838 a body of firefighters: as a. a usually private or temporary firefighting organization b. British fire department …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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