a ceremonial procession including people marching
an extended (often showy) succession of persons or things
"a parade of strollers on the mall"; "a parade of witnesses"
a visible display
"she made a parade of her sorrows"
parade, exhibit, march(verb)
"She parades her new husband around town"
parade, troop, promenade(verb)
march in a procession
"the veterans paraded down the street"
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.
To assemble in military order for evolutions and inspection; to form or march, as in review or in a public celebratory parade.
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.
Any succession, series, or display of items.
The dinner was a parade of courses, each featuring foods more elaborate than the last.
A line of goslings led by one parent and often trailed by the other.
A street, avenue or road.
He was parked on Chester Parade.
To march or to display.
They paraded around the field, simply to show their discipline.
To display or show; to exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off.
To march past.
After the field show, it is customary to parade the stands before exiting the field.
Origin: From parade, from parada, from parar, from parare; see pare. Compare parry, a doublet of parade.
the ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled
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
pompous show; formal display or exhibition
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
posture of defense; guard
a public walk; a promenade
to exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off
to assemble and form; to marshal; to cause to maneuver or march ceremoniously; as, to parade troops
to make an exhibition or spectacle of one's self, as by walking in a public place
to assemble in military order for evolutions and inspection; to form or march, as in review
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.]
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
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. parada—parar, to halt—L. parāre, -ātum, to prepare.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
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.
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.
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
Rank popularity for the word 'parade' in Nouns Frequency: #2744
The numerical value of parade in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of parade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of parade in a Sentence
I want a parade like the one in France.
It’s like a complete parade of symptoms.
We're going to have a parade that's fit for some Kings.
They had an army of people handing out beer at the parade.
If you’re only in it to rain on my parade, you won’t be in it.
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- Umzug, Folge, Abfolge, Parade, AufmarschGerman
- parada, desfile, serieSpanish
- جلوه, رژه, پاراد, سریPersian
- komeilu, paraatiFinnish
- parade, étalage, défiléFrench
- szemle, parádéHungarian
- շքերթ, շքահանդեսArmenian
- parata, sfilataItalian
- 行進, パレードJapanese
- optocht, parade, defiléDutch
- kintaaʼanéhígííNavajo, Navaho
- parada, desfilePortuguese
- parada, парада, povorka, поворкаSerbo-Croatian
- päräd, levikodagolädVolapük
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