Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fire brigade”

See all translations

fire brigade

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   UK ( US fire department) us  
B2 an organization that works to prevent unwanted fires and stop them from burning: Someone call the fire brigade!
More examples
Translations of “fire brigade”
in Korean 소방대…
in Arabic فِرْقة الإطْفاء…
in Portuguese corpo de bombeiros…
in Catalan cos de bombers…
in Japanese 消防隊…
in Italian vigili del fuoco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 消防隊, 消防署…
in Russian пожарная команда…
in Turkish itfaiyeciler, itfaiye teşkilatı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 消防队, 消防署…
in Polish straż pożarna…
(Definition of fire brigade from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fire brigade?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “fire brigade”

Definitions of “fire brigade” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ellipsis

a situation in which words are left out of a sentence but the sentence can still be understood

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More