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.
Make a parade of one's talents.
An example of a parade is the Thanksgiving Day march through Manhattan.
A parade of strollers on the mall.
Paraded the floats past city hall.
Parade the campus.
Paraded their wealth.
A parade of bestsellers.
A band parading the streets.
To parade one's knowledge.
He was parked on Chester Parade.
After the field show, it is customary to parade the stands before exiting the field.
A parade of fads and styles.
The circus performers and animals paraded down Main Street.
- on display
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.