- on display
Other Word Forms of Parade
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Origin of Parade
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.
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
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