Parade Definition

pə-rād
paraded, parades, parading
noun
parades
The participants in such a procession.
American Heritage
Any organized procession or march, as for display.
Webster's New World
A place where troops assemble regularly for parade; parade ground.
Webster's New World
A military display or assembly; esp., a review of marching troops.
Webster's New World
Ostentatious or pompous display.
Webster's New World
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verb
paraded, parades, parading
To march in a parade or procession.
Webster's New World
To bring together (troops, etc.) for inspection or display.
Webster's New World
To assemble in military formation for review or display.
Webster's New World
To stroll in public, especially so as to be seen; promenade.
American Heritage
To make a display of; show off.
To parade one's knowledge.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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idiom
on parade
  • on display
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Parade

Noun

Singular:
parade
Plural:
parades

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Parade

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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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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