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parade

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noun pa·rade \pə-ˈrād\

Definition of parade

  1. 1 :  a pompous show :  exhibition

  2. 2a :  the ceremonial formation of a body of troops before a superior officerb :  a place where troops assemble regularly for parade

  3. 3a :  an informal processionb :  a public processionc :  a usually lengthy array or succession <a parade of visitors>

  4. 4a :  a place for strollingb :  those who promenade

Examples of parade in a sentence

  1. the annual Thanksgiving Day parade

  2. After the team won the championship, the city threw a parade for them.

  3. The town will put on a parade.

  4. The marching band lined up for the homecoming parade.

Origin and Etymology of parade

French, from Medieval French, from parer to prepare — more at pare


First Known Use: circa 1656


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parade

verb pa·rade

Definition of parade

paraded

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parading

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to maneuver or march :  marshal

  3. 2 :  promenade

  4. 3 :  to exhibit ostentatiously

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to march in or as if in a procession

  7. 2 :  promenade

  8. 3a :  show offb :  masquerade <myths which parade as modern science — M. R. Cohen>

parader

noun

Examples of parade in a sentence

  1. The team and its fans paraded down the street.

  2. Protesters paraded in front of City Hall.

  3. The models paraded up and down the runway.

  4. She paraded around on the beach in her bikini.

  5. The victors paraded the prisoners through the streets.

1686

First Known Use of parade

1686

Synonym Discussion of parade

show, exhibit, display, expose, parade, flaunt mean to present so as to invite notice or attention. show implies no more than enabling another to see or examine <showed her snapshots to the whole group>. exhibit stresses putting forward prominently or openly <exhibit paintings at a gallery>. display emphasizes putting in a position where others may see to advantage <display sale items>. expose suggests bringing forth from concealment and displaying <sought to expose the hypocrisy of the town fathers>. parade implies an ostentatious or arrogant displaying <parading their piety for all to see>. flaunt suggests a shameless, boastful, often offensive parading <nouveaux riches flaunting their wealth>.


PARADE Defined for English Language Learners

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parade

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noun pa·rade \pə-ˈrād\

Definition of parade for English Language Learners

  • : a public celebration of a special day or event that usually includes many people and groups moving down a street by marching or riding in cars or on special vehicles (called floats)

  • : a military ceremony in which soldiers march or stand in lines so that they can be examined by officers or other important people

  • : a long series of people or things that come one after the other


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parade

verb pa·rade

Definition of parade for English Language Learners

  • : to walk or march together in public especially as a way of celebrating or protesting something

  • : to walk in a way that attracts attention

  • : to force (someone) to walk or march in public


PARADE Defined for Kids

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parade

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noun pa·rade \pə-ˈrād\

Definition of parade for Students

  1. 1 :  a public celebration that includes people moving in order down a street by walking or riding in vehicles or on floats <a circus parade> <the Independence Day parade>

  2. 2 :  the formation of troops before an officer for inspection

  3. 3 :  great show or display <… I couldn't see the usual parade of ships coming toward the harbor … — Theodore Taylor, The Cay>


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parade

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verb pa·rade

Definition of parade for Students

paraded

parading

  1. 1 :  to march in an orderly group

  2. 2 :  to show off <We know you're smart. You don't have to parade it.>



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