What does Parade mean?

Definitions for Parade
pəˈreɪdPa·rade

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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"

GCIDE

  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.

    Etymology: [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.]

  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.

Wiktionary

  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.

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

  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.

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

  3. parade(Noun)

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

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

  4. parade(Noun)

    A street, avenue or road.

    He was parked on Chester Parade.

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

  5. parade(Verb)

    To march or to display.

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

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

  6. parade(Verb)

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

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

  7. parade(Verb)

    To march past.

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Parade(verb)

    pompous show; formal display or exhibition

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Parade(verb)

    posture of defense; guard

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Parade(verb)

    a public walk; a promenade

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Parade(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Parade(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Parade(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Parade(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

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

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Numerology

  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. Palmetto Ridge:

    I've never seen them so happy. The mood at Palmetto Ridge is in contrast to some other bands and performers who are refusing to attend for political reasons. Not one Washington, D.C., high school marching band will be in Trump’s Inauguration Day parade, the first time that has happened in six inaugurations. There are also online petitions gathering signatures to urge some marching bands to drop out, like the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s and the Talladega College Band in Alabama. I don't look at it as a political issue.

  2. Bill Clinton:

    As long as you don't parade around naked before the bath. You're too young and too trim.

  3. Danielle Severn:

    It was like an ocean out there. I'm surprised I survived it. We didn't make it all the way around the parade, because it was just too much, the boats were mainly just teeter-tot-erring. A lot of them took on water by the nose. After that it was over, especially for the smaller boats.

  4. Shimon Peres:

    It should surprise no one that when some call the gay parade a parade of animals, that a 16-year-old girl is stabbed, those who incite against Israel's Arabs, should not be surprised that churches and mosques are torched and even a baby is burned in the dead of night.

  5. Robert Morley:

    Robert Morley sat with Wilfred Hyde White, watching the coronation parade of Queen Elizabeth. In an open carriage approached the very large Queen Salote of Tonga. Resplendent in a floral dress and ignoring the rain. "Who do you think that is beside queen Salote?" asked Wilfred, looking down at his program. Robert glanced at the diminutive Tonga ambassador in his top hat and tails and suggested, "her lunch perhaps".

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