parades

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Parade \Pa*rade"\, noun [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}.

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.

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.

4. Hence: A pompous show; a formal or ostentatious display or exhibition.

Be rich, but of your wealth make no parade. --Swift.

5. Posture of defense; guard. [A Gallicism.]

When they are not in parade, and upon their guard. --Locke.

6. A public walk; a promenade.

{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.

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Parade \Pa*rade"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Paraded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parading}.] [Cf. F. parader.]

1. To exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off.

Parading all her sensibility. --Byron.

2. To assemble and form; to marshal; to cause to maneuver or march ceremoniously; as, to parade troops.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Parade \Pa*rade"\, verb (used without an object)

1. To make an exhibition or spectacle of one's self, as by walking in a public place.

2. To assemble in military order for evolutions and inspection; to form or march, as in review or in a public celebratory parade[3]. [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

parade

noun

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"

verb

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}]

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