cadre cadre  /ˈkæd ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
  2. (n) a nucleus of military personnel capable of expansion

Usage(s):

  1. Within the 25,000-member Nation of Islam, it is useful to remember, he is flanked by a cadre of militant black nationalists who get riled whenever he makes overtures to Jews.
  2. With Martha Stewart mired in legal troubles, a cadre of successors is lining up to take her place.
  3. In December, PTI Washington bureau chief Michael Duffy reported on how the President-elect chose his White House cadre.

News

  1. Sony Announces The Order: 1886

    The upcoming  game from Ready At Dawn and Santa Monica Studios combines 19 th century Victorian London imagery with more than a little steampunk fantasy. The exclusive PlayStation 4 game shows off a cadre of heavily armed warriors as they take a carriage into a fog shrouded London. Stopping in a dark street, the warriors unload and begin to confront what appears to be monstrous creatures ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Game Informer

  2. Intellectual pursuits rare today - LETTER TO THE EDITOR: June 9

    I firmly believe in the existence of a cadre of individuals who are blessed with a most admirable attribute. The people I speak of, admittedly a minority, are those fortunates who naturally engage in intellectual pursuits in preference to amusements or entertainment.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Oakland Press

  3. Miss Michigan pageant brings glamor to downtown Muskegon

    A cadre of women with the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant brought glamor to Downtown Muskegon Saturday afternoon.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Muskegon Chronicle

Quotes

  1. "He asked for integration of his soldiers with the national army, and integration of those responsible for administration in the areas he occupied with the administrative cadre of the government," Obasanjo said. "He will want some form of a...
    on Nov 24, 2008 By: Olusegun Obasanjo Source: FOXNews

  2. "We concur with the spirit of the OIG's three main recommendations and acknowledge our need for continued improvement in order to achieve an optimally integrated and functional analytic cadre," Hulon, the FBI's executive assistant director,...
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: Willie Hulon Source: Washington Post

  3. "The premier has survived this leadership review, thanks to his ability to motivate his tightly-knit cadre of supporters," Swann said in a statement. "But I'm afraid that this won't help him win back the support of the wider public."
    on Nov 8, 2009 By: David Swann Source: Calgary Herald

Word of the Day
amalgamation amalgamation
/ə ˌmæl ɡə ˈmeɪ ʃən /