Parade meaning

pə-rād
A public square or promenade.
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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.

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An ostentatious show; an exhibition.

Make a parade of one's talents.

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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.

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A line or extended group of moving persons or things.

A parade of strollers on the mall.

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To cause to take part in a parade.

Paraded the floats past city hall.

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To assemble (troops) for a ceremonial review.
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To march or walk through or around.

Parade the campus.

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To exhibit ostentatiously; flaunt.

Paraded their wealth.

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Ostentatious or pompous display.
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Any organized procession or march, as for display.
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An ostentatious succession of persons or things.

A parade of bestsellers.

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To bring together (troops, etc.) for inspection or display.
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To march or walk through, as for display.

A band parading the streets.

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To make a display of; show off.

To parade one's knowledge.

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To march in a parade or procession.
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To walk about ostentatiously; show off.
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To assemble in military formation for review or display.
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An organized procession consisting of a series of consecutive displays, performances, exhibits, etc. displayed by moving down a street past a crowd.

The floats and horses in the parade were impressive, but the marching bands were really amazing.

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Any succession, series, or display of items.

The dinner was a parade of courses, each featuring foods more elaborate than the last.

A parade of shops.

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A line of goslings led by one parent and often trailed by the other.
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The ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled.
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Pompous show; formal display or exhibition.
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(Gallicism) Posture of defense; guard.
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A public walk; a promenade; now used in street names.

He was parked on Chester Parade.

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(intransitive) To march or to display.

They paraded around the field, simply to show their discipline.

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To display or show; to exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off.

They paraded dozens of fashions past the crowd.

Parading all her sensibility. Byron.

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To march past.

After the field show, it is customary to parade the stands before exiting the field.

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An extended, usually showy succession.

A parade of fads and styles.

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To take part in a parade; march in a public procession.

The circus performers and animals paraded down Main Street.

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To assemble for a ceremonial military review or other exercise.
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To stroll in public, especially so as to be seen; promenade.
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To behave so as to attract attention; show off.
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on parade
  • on display
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of parade

  • Probably French action of stopping a horse from Old Spanish parada from Vulgar Latin parāta from feminine past participle of Latin parāre to prepare perə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French parade (“show, display, parade, parry, formerly also a halt on horseback"), from Spanish parada (“a halt, stop, pause, a parade"), from parar (“to halt, stop, get ready, prepare"), from Latin parare (“to prepare, in Medieval Latin and Rom. also to halt, stop, prevent, guard against, etc., also dress, trim, adorn"); see pare. Compare parry, a doublet of parade.

    From Wiktionary