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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paradenoun

    a ceremonial procession including people marching

  2. paradenoun

    an extended (often showy) succession of persons or things

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

  3. paradeverb

    a visible display

    "she made a parade of her sorrows"

  4. parade, exhibit, marchverb

    walk ostentatiously

    "She parades her new husband around town"

  5. parade, troop, promenadeverb

    march in a procession

    "the veterans paraded down the street"


  1. Paradenoun

    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. Paradeverb

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


  1. paradenoun

    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. paradenoun

    Any succession, series, or display of items.

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

  3. paradenoun

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

  4. paradenoun

    A street, avenue or road.

    He was parked on Chester Parade.

  5. paradeverb

    To march or to display.

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

  6. paradeverb

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

  7. paradeverb

    To march past.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paradeverb

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

  2. Paradeverb

    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. Paradeverb

    pompous show; formal display or exhibition

  4. Paradeverb

    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. Paradeverb

    posture of defense; guard

  6. Paradeverb

    a public walk; a promenade

  7. Paradeverb

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

  8. Paradeverb

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

  9. Paradeverb

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

  10. Paradeverb

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

  11. 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.]


  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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  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. Bill Donohue:

    It's their parade. I wouldn't have had any group advocating their own cause, if you want to let the gay group in, then you have to let the pro-life group in under its own banner.

  2. Chris Collins:

    We are all happy the discussions are open again. I think it was a wake-up calls for some who voted no and went home and they maybe did not get a ticker tape parade.

  3. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko:

    On May 8, for the first time, the people of Ukraine will join the European tradition to commemorate the victims of World War Two, the very next day in Moscow, under the pretext of the Great Victory, the aggressor's army will brandish its lethal might in front of the world. Some of the units were in Donetsk a few days ago and soon they will appear on the military parade in Moscow.

  4. Coney Island:

    Coney Island resident and arts decided Coney Island resident and arts'd take over the entire neighborhood one day a year and put on a wacky art parade.

  5. Schanelle Pampolino:

    This is quite exciting for us, because it's a new experience really, hopefully we'll see( the) parade and some new things that we don't know about the UK,( as) we're fresh from the Philippines.

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