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A band marches in a parade in Denmark.
 
A parade of geese

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French parade (show, display, parade, parry, formerly also a halt on horseback), from Spanish parada (a halt, stop, pause, a parade), from parar (to halt, stop, get ready, prepare), from Latin parare (to prepare, in Medieval Latin and Rom. also to halt, stop, prevent, guard against, etc., also dress, trim, adorn); see pare. Compare parry, a doublet of parade.

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NounEdit

parade (plural parades)

  1. 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. Any succession, series, or display of items.
    The dinner was a parade of courses, each featuring foods more elaborate than the last.
    a parade of shops
  3. A line of goslings led by one parent and often trailed by the other.
  4. The ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled.
  5. Pompous show; formal display or exhibition.
    • Jonathan Swift
      Be rich, but of your wealth make no parade.
  6. (Gallicism) Posture of defense; guard.
    • John Locke
      when they are not in parade, and upon their guard
  7. A public walk; a promenade; now used in street names.
    He was parked on Chester Parade.
  8. (dated) An open space usable for military parades.
    • After walking a mile or two farther, they found that the shore was beginning to be formally embanked, so as to form something like a parade; the ugly lamp-posts became less few and far between and more ornamental, though quite equally ugly.
  9. (zoology, collective) (uncommon) A term of venery denoting a herd of elephants on the move.

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VerbEdit

parade (third-person singular simple present parades, present participle parading, simple past and past participle paraded)

  1. (intransitive) To march or to display.
    They paraded around the field, simply to show their discipline.
  2. (transitive) To display or show; to exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off.
    They paraded dozens of fashions past the crowd.
    Parading all her sensibility. Byron.
  3. (transitive) To march past.
    After the field show, it is customary to parade the stands before exiting the field.

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parade f (plural parades)

  1. (Guernsey) parade

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AdjectiveEdit

parade

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of parad.

VerbEdit

parade

  1. past tense of para.