parade: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pu-rād'), [key]
— n., v., -rad•ed, -rad•ing.
- a large public procession, usually including a marching band and often of a festive nature, held in honor of an anniversary, person, event, etc.
- a 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.
- the assembly of troops for inspection or display.
- a 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.
- a group or procession of promenaders.
- a promenade.
- the level space forming the interior or enclosed area of a fortification.
- a parry.
- to walk up and down on or in.
- to make parade of; display ostentatiously.
- 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.
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