What does PARADE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parade(noun)

    a ceremonial procession including people marching

  2. parade(noun)

    an extended (often showy) succession of persons or things

    "a parade of strollers on the mall"; "a parade of witnesses"

  3. parade(verb)

    a visible display

    "she made a parade of her sorrows"

  4. parade, exhibit, march(verb)

    walk ostentatiously

    "She parades her new husband around town"

  5. parade, troop, promenade(verb)

    march in a procession

    "the veterans paraded down the street"


  1. Parade(n.)

    Hence: Any imposing procession; the movement of any group of people marshaled in military order, especially a festive public procession, which may include a marching band, persons in varied costume, vehicles with elaborate displays, and other forms of entertainment, held in commemoration or celebration of an event or in honor of a person or persons; as, a parade of firemen; a Thanksgiving Day parade; a Memorial Day parade; a ticker-tape parade.

  2. Parade(v. i.)

    To assemble in military order for evolutions and inspection; to form or march, as in review or in a public celebratory parade.


  1. parade(Noun)

    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.

  2. parade(Noun)

    Any succession, series, or display of items.

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

  3. parade(Noun)

    A line of goslings led by one parent and often trailed by the other.

  4. parade(Noun)

    A street, avenue or road.

    He was parked on Chester Parade.

  5. parade(Verb)

    To march or to display.

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

  6. parade(Verb)

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

  7. parade(Verb)

    To march past.

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

  8. Origin: From parade, from parada, from parar, from parare; see pare. Compare parry, a doublet of parade.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parade(verb)

    the ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled

  2. Parade(verb)

    an assembly and orderly arrangement or display of troops, in full equipments, for inspection or evolutions before some superior officer; a review of troops. Parades are general, regimental, or private (troop, battery, or company), according to the force assembled

  3. Parade(verb)

    pompous show; formal display or exhibition

  4. Parade(verb)

    that which is displayed; a show; a spectacle; an imposing procession; the movement of any body marshaled in military order; as, a parade of firemen

  5. Parade(verb)

    posture of defense; guard

  6. Parade(verb)

    a public walk; a promenade

  7. Parade(verb)

    to exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off

  8. Parade(verb)

    to assemble and form; to marshal; to cause to maneuver or march ceremoniously; as, to parade troops

  9. Parade(verb)

    to make an exhibition or spectacle of one's self, as by walking in a public place

  10. Parade(verb)

    to assemble in military order for evolutions and inspection; to form or march, as in review

  11. Origin: [F., fr. Sp. parada a halt or stopping, an assembling for exercise, a place where troops are assembled to exercise, fr. parar to stop, to prepare. See Pare, v. t.]


  1. Parade

    A parade is a procession of people, usually organized along a street, often in costume, and often accompanied by marching bands, floats or sometimes large balloons. Parades are held for a wide range of reasons, but are usually celebrations of some kind. In Britain the term parade is usually reserved for either military parades or other occasions where participants march in formation; for celebratory occasions the word procession is more usual. In the Canadian Forces the term also has several less formal connotations. Protest demonstrations can also take the form of a parade, but in such cases are usually referred to as a march instead.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Parade

    par-ād′, n. the orderly arrangement of troops for exercise or inspection: a review of troops: the place where such a display takes place: that which is displayed: great or splendid show of any kind: a public walk or promenade.—v.t. to show off: to marshal in military order.—v.i. to march up and down as if for show: to pass in military order: to march in procession. [Fr.—Sp. paradaparar, to halt—L. parāre, -ātum, to prepare.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. parade

    An assembling of troops in due military order. Also, the open space where they parade or are paraded. The quarter-deck of a man-of-war is often termed the sovereign's parade.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. parade

    Signifies in its original sense a prepared ground, and was applied to the court-yard of a castle, or to any inclosed and level plain. From the practice of reviewing troops at such a spot, the review itself has acquired the name of parade.

  2. parade

    To assemble troops in a uniform manner for the purpose of regular muster, exercise, and inspection. The parades are general, regimental, or private (troop, battery, or company), according to the strength of the force assembled.

  3. parade

    In camp, is that spot of ground in the front of each encampment, between the camp colors, on the right and left wings.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PARADE' in Nouns Frequency: #2744

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PARADE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PARADE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of PARADE in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I want a parade like the one in France.

  2. Susan Williams:

    It’s like a complete parade of symptoms.

  3. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson:

    We're going to have a parade that's fit for some Kings.

  4. Pete Ciarrocchi:

    They had an army of people handing out beer at the parade.

  5. Nicki Ley:

    If you’re only in it to rain on my parade, you won’t be in it.

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