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.
Chiefly British.
a group or procession of promenaders.
a promenade.
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.

1650–60; < French, Middle French < Spanish parada a stop, stopping place, noun use of feminine of parado, past participle of parar to stop, end < Latin parāre to set. See compare, parry, -ade1

paradeful, adjective
paradeless, adjective
paradelike, adjective
parader, noun
paradingly, adverb
unparaded, adjective

11. show, flaunt, flourish.

11. conceal. Unabridged
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parade (pəˈreɪd)
1.  an ordered, esp ceremonial, march, assembly, or procession, as of troops being reviewed: on parade
2.  Also called: parade ground a place where military formations regularly assemble
3.  a visible show or display: to make a parade of one's grief
4.  a public promenade or street of shops
5.  a successive display of things or people
6.  the interior area of a fortification
7.  a parry in fencing
8.  rain on someone's parade to hinder someone's enjoyment; upset someone's plans
9.  on parade
 a.  on display
 b.  showing oneself off
vb (when intr, often foll by through or along)
10.  to walk or march, esp in a procession (through): to parade the streets
11.  (tr) to exhibit or flaunt: he was parading his medals
12.  (tr) to cause to assemble in formation, as for a military parade
13.  (intr) to walk about in a public place
[C17: from French: a making ready, a setting out, a boasting display; compare Italian parata, Spanish parada, all ultimately from Latin parāre to prepare]

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Word Origin & History

1656, "a show of bravado," also "an assembly of troops for inspections," from Fr. parade "display, show, military parade," from M.Fr. parade (15c.), or from It. parate "a warding or defending, a garish setting forth," or Sp. parada "a staying or stopping," all from V.L. *parata, from L. parer "arrange,
prepare, adorn" (see pare), which developed widespread senses in Romanic derivatives. Non-military sense of "march, procession" is first recorded 1673. The verb is from 1686.
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