WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
pa•rade /pəˈreɪd/USA pronunciation
n., v., -rad•ed, -rad•ing. n. [countable]
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- a public procession in honor of an event, person, etc., or to celebrate something:a parade down Main Street.
- Militarya military ceremony involving the marching of troops .
- a continual passing by, as of people, etc.:the parade of the seasons.
- to (cause to) march in a procession: [no object]The police officers paraded on St. Patrick's Day.[~ + object]The hostages were paraded through the city streets.
- to show in an obvious way, as to gain attention:[~ + object]paraded her former boyfriends in front of him.
- to walk in a public place, so as to be noticed:[no object]teenagers parading in the park.
pa•rad•er, n. [countable]
- on parade, marching in a parade, as at a formal occasion.
(pə rād′),USA pronunciation n., v., -rad•ed, -rad•ing. n.
- a large public procession, usually including a marching band and often of a festive nature, held in honor of an anniversary, person, event, etc.
- Militarya military ceremony involving the formation and marching of troop units, often combined with saluting the lowering of the flag at the end of the day.
- Militarythe assembly of troops for inspection or display.
- Militarya place where troops regularly assemble for inspection or display.
- a continual passing by, as of people, objects, or events:the parade of pedestrians past the office; the parade of the seasons.
- an ostentatious display:to make a parade of one's religious beliefs.
- British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]
- a group or procession of promenaders.
- a promenade.
- [Fort.]the level space forming the interior or enclosed area of a fortification.
- Sport[Fencing.]a parry.
- to walk up and down on or in.
- to make parade of;
- to cause to march or proceed for display.
- to march in a procession.
- to promenade in a public place, esp. in order to show off.
- to assemble in military order for display.
- to assume a false or misleading appearance:international pressure that parades as foreign aid.
- Latin parāre to set. See compare, parry, -ade1
- Spanish parada a stop, stopping place, noun, nominal use of feminine of parado, past participle of parar to stop, end
- French, Middle French
- 11.See corresponding entry in Unabridged show, flaunt, flourish.
- 11.See corresponding entry in Unabridged conceal.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
parade /pəˈreɪd/ n
- an ordered, esp ceremonial, march, assembly, or procession, as of troops being reviewed: on parade
- Also called: parade ground a place where military formations regularly assemble
- a visible show or display: to make a parade of one's grief
- a public promenade or street of shops
- a successive display of things or people
- the interior area of a fortification
- a parry in fencing
- rain on someone's parade ⇒ to hinder someone's enjoyment; upset someone's plans
- on parade ⇒ on display
- showing oneself off
Etymology: 17th Century: from French: a making ready, a setting out, a boasting display; compare Italian parata, Spanish parada, all ultimately from Latin parāre to preparepaˈrader n
- when intr, often followed by through or along: to walk or march, esp in a procession (through): to parade the streets
- (transitive) to exhibit or flaunt: he was parading his medals
- (transitive) to cause to assemble in formation, as for a military parade
- (intransitive) to walk about in a public place
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