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.
Fortification. the level space forming the interior or enclosed area of a fortification.
Fencing. a parry.
verb (used with object), paraded, parading.
to walk up and down on or in.
to make parade of; display ostentatiously.
to cause to march or proceed for display.
verb (used without object), paraded, parading.
to march in a procession.
to promenade in a public place, especially 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.
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
when intr, often foll 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
1650s, “a show of bravado,” also “an assembly of troops for inspections,” from French parade “display, show, military parade,” from Middle French parade (15c.), or from Italian parate “a warding or defending, a garish setting forth,” or Spanish parada “a staying or stopping,” all from Vulgar Latin *parata, from Latin parere “arrange, prepare, adorn” (see pare), which developed widespread senses in Romanic derivatives. Non-military sense of “march, procession” is first recorded 1670s.
1680s (transitive), from parade (n.). Intransitive sense from 1748. Related: Paraded; parading.
rain on someone’s 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.
noun 1. ornamented armor worn only for ceremonial purposes.
noun, History/Historical. 1. a royal bed from which levees were held.
noun, Military. 1. a position assumed by a soldier or sailor in which the feet are 12 inches (30.48 cm) apart, the hands are clasped behind the back, and the head is held motionless and facing forward. 2. a command to assume this position.
[par-uh-dahy-klawr-uh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen, -klohr-] /ˌpær ə daɪˌklɔr əˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin, -ˌkloʊr-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, volatile, water-insoluble solid, C 6 H 4 Cl 2 , of the , having a penetrating odor: used chiefly as a moth repellent. paradichlorobenzene (pār’ə-dī-klôr’ə-běn’zēn’) A white crystalline compound used as a germicide and an insecticide. Chemical formula: C6H4Cl2.