1. a ceremonial procession including people marching;
2. an extended (often showy) succession of persons or things;
- Example: "a parade of strollers on the mall"
- Example: "a parade of witnesses"
3. a visible display;
- Example: "she made a parade of her sorrows"
1. walk ostentatiously;
- Example: "She parades her new husband around town"
[syn: parade, exhibit, march]
2. march in a procession;
- Example: "the veterans paraded down the street"
[syn: parade, troop, promenade]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Parade \Pa*rade"\, n. [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. The ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled. Also called parade ground. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) 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. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [PJC] In state returned the grand parade. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence: A pompous show; a formal or ostentatious display or exhibition. [1913 Webster] Be rich, but of your wealth make no parade. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 5. Posture of defense; guard. [A Gallicism.] [1913 Webster] When they are not in parade, and upon their guard. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 6. A public walk; a promenade. [1913 Webster] Dress parade, Undress parade. See under Dress, and Undress. Parade rest, a position of rest for soldiers, in which, however, they are required to be silent and motionless. --Wilhelm. [1913 Webster] Syn: Ostentation; display; show. Usage: Parade, Ostentation. Parade is a pompous exhibition of things for the purpose of display; ostentation now generally indicates a parade of virtues or other qualities for which one expects to be honored. "It was not in the mere parade of royalty that the Mexican potentates exhibited their power." --Robertson. "We are dazzled with the splendor of titles, the ostentation of learning, and the noise of victories." --Spectator. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Parade \Pa*rade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paraded; p. pr. & vb. n. Parading.] [Cf. F. parader.] 1. To exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off. [1913 Webster] Parading all her sensibility. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. To assemble and form; to marshal; to cause to maneuver or march ceremoniously; as, to parade troops. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Parade \Pa*rade"\, v. i. 1. To make an exhibition or spectacle of one's self, as by walking in a public place. [1913 Webster] 2. To assemble in military order for evolutions and inspection; to form or march, as in review or in a public celebratory parade. [1913 Webster +PJC]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
parade n 1: a ceremonial procession including people marching 2: an extended (often showy) succession of persons or things; "a parade of strollers on the mall"; "a parade of witnesses" 3: a visible display; "she made a parade of her sorrows" v 1: walk ostentatiously; "She parades her new husband around town" [syn: parade, exhibit, march] 2: march in a procession; "the veterans paraded down the street" [syn: parade, troop, promenade]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
205 Moby Thesaurus words for "parade": advertise, affect, air, airing, alameda, amble, array, backpack, beaten path, beaten track, berm, betoken, bicycle path, blazon, blazon forth, boardwalk, boast, brag, brandish, bravura, breathe, bridle path, brilliancy, bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out, bring to notice, caravan, catwalk, cavalcade, column, constitutional, cortege, cosmorama, cyclorama, dangle, daring, dash, declare, defile, demonstrate, demonstration, develop, diorama, disclose, display, disport, divulge, dramatics, dramatize, dress parade, eclat, emblazon, embody, enact, entourage, esplanade, etalage, evidence, evince, exhibit, exhibition, exhibitionism, expose, expose to view, exposition, express, false front, fanfare, fanfaronade, fastwalk, figure, file, file off, flair, flash, flaunt, flaunting, flourish, flyover, foot pavement, footpath, footslog, footway, forced march, funeral, garden path, gasconade, georama, give sign, give token, go on parade, goose-step, groove, highlight, hike, hiking trail, histrionics, hold up, illuminate, incarnate, indicate, jaunt, light show, line, make clear, make plain, mall, manifest, manifestation, march, march past, materialize, mean, motorcade, mule train, mush, myriorama, pack train, pageant, pageantry, panoply, panorama, pass in review, path, pathway, perambulate, perform, peripatetic journey, peripateticism, phantasmagoria, pomp, prado, present, presentation, procession, proclaim, produce, promenade, psychedelic show, public walk, publish, put forth, put forward, ramble, represent, representation, reveal, review, roll out, run, runway, rut, saunter, schlep, set forth, sham, shifting scene, shine, show, show forth, show off, showing-off, sidewalk, sight, skimmington, spectacle, splash, splurge, sport, spotlight, stage show, staginess, stream, stretch, stretch the legs, string, stroll, strut, tableau, tableau vivant, take a stretch, take a walk, theatrics, token, towing path, towpath, track, trail, train, traipse, tramp, trot out, trottoir, trudge, trumpet, trumpet forth, turn, unfold, vaunt, walk, walking tour, walkway, waveThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
PARADE PARallel Applicative Database Engine. A project at Glasgow University to construct a transaction-processor in the parallel functional programming language Haskell to run on an ICL EDS+ database machine.