- The definition of a parade is a moving display, particularly a public march.
An example of a parade is the Thanksgiving Day march through Manhattan.
- Parade is defined as to bring together for display, to walk around to display, or to march for military review.
- An example of parade is to have bands, cars and floats march through a town.
- An example of parade is to show off a new handbag around town.
- An example of parade is for military forces to gather in formation for display.
Vintage cars in a parade.
parade definition by Webster's New World
- ostentatious or pompous display
- a military display or assembly; esp., a review of marching troops
- a place where troops assemble regularly for parade; parade ground
- any organized procession or march, as for display
- a public walk or promenade
- persons promenading or strolling
- an ostentatious succession of persons or things: a parade of bestsellers
Origin: French ; from Spanish parada, a parade, place for the exercise of troops ; from parar, to stop (a horse), prepare ; from Classical Latin parare, prepare
- to bring together (troops, etc.) for inspection or display
- to march or walk through, as for display: a band parading the streets
- to make a display of; show off: to parade one's knowledge
- to march in a parade or procession
- to walk about ostentatiously; show off
- to assemble in military formation for review or display
- parader noun
parade definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. An organized public procession on a festive or ceremonial occasion.b. The participants in such a procession.
- a. A regular place of assembly for reviews of troops. Also called parade ground.b. A ceremonial review of troops.c. The troops taking part in such a review.
- A line or extended group of moving persons or things: a parade of strollers on the mall.
- An extended, usually showy succession: a parade of fads and styles.
- An ostentatious show; an exhibition: make a parade of one's talents. See Synonyms at display.
- A public square or promenade.
- To take part in a parade; march in a public procession: The circus performers and animals paraded down Main Street.
- To assemble for a ceremonial military review or other exercise.
- To stroll in public, especially so as to be seen; promenade.
- To behave so as to attract attention; show off.
- To cause to take part in a parade: paraded the floats past city hall.
- To assemble (troops) for a ceremonial review.
- To march or walk through or around: parade the campus.
- To exhibit ostentatiously; flaunt: paraded their wealth. See Synonyms at show.
Origin: Probably French, action of stopping a horse, from Old Spanish parada, from Vulgar Latin *parāta, from feminine past participle of Latin parāre, to prepare; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.
- pa·radˈer noun
parade - Phrases/Idioms