fire brigade

  • 1 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

  • 2 fire brigade — fire brigades N COUNT COLL: usu the N 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… …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 fire brigade — n. chiefly Brit. var. of FIRE COMPANY …

    English World dictionary

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 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

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

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 fire brigade — company of firefighters or firemen, fire department …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 fire brigade — noun (C) 1 BrE an organization that works to prevent fires and stop them burning; fire department AmE 2 AmE a group of people who are not paid but who work together to stop fires burning …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 fire brigade — noun a) 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. b) An organization, often part of a local government, whose purpose is preventing and… …

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  • 15 fire brigade — noun Brit. an organized body of people trained and employed to extinguish fires …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 fire brigade — /ˈfaɪə brəgeɪd / (say fuyuh bruhgayd) noun 1. an organisation set up to fight fires. 2. a unit of such an organisation …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 Fire Brigade (Move song) — Fire Brigade redirects here. For the general term, please see Firefighter. Infobox Single Name = Fire Brigade Artist = The Move from Album = B side = Released = February 1968 Format = 7 Recorded = 1968 Genre = Rock music Length = Label = Regal… …

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  • 18 fire brigade pressure group —    A pressure group that is formed to fight a specific issue. In a dramatic campaign, members seek to rally support quickly and get government ministers, Members of Parliament and the general public to take notice. The Snowdrop Campaign for the… …

    Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • 19 London Fire Brigade — LFB redirects here. For other uses, see LFB (disambiguation). London Fire Brigade London Fire Brigade area Coverage Area G …

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  • 20 Dublin Fire Brigade — area Coverage Area Dublin City and County Size 355.6 square miles (921 km2 …

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