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Definition of Parade

Parade

  1. The ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled.
  2. 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. Pompous show; formal display or exhibition.
  4. That which is displayed; a show; a spectacle; an imposing procession; the movement of any body marshaled in military order; as, a parade of firemen.
  5. Posture of defense; guard.
  6. A public walk; a promenade.
  7. To exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off.
  8. To assemble and form; to marshal; to cause to maneuver or march ceremoniously; as, to parade troops.
  9. To make an exhibition or spectacle of one's self, as by walking in a public place.
  10. To assemble in military order for evolutions and inspection; to form or march, as in review.

Parade Quotations

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

I am so excited this year getting to play the 85th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Everyone knows on Thanksgiving morning to get up, turn on the TV and watch the parade, so to be an actual participant is going to be fun and I'm looking forward to it. I am gonna have to put on my deer hunting gear, though, to stay warm!
Rodney Atkins

When I was just starting out in the business, I used to love to watch Lorne Greene doing the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I said right then, 'That's what I want to do someday,' and it's been one dream that has come true.
Willard Scott

If you're not in the parade, you watch the parade. That's life.
Mike Ditka

I'm still passionately interested in what my fellow humans are up to. For me, a day spent monitoring the passing parade is a day well-spent.
Garry Trudeau
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Parade Translations

parade in Dutch is pralen, paraderen, pronken, prijken
parade in French is parader, parade
parade in German is Exerzierplatz, Parade
parade in Italian is parata
parade in Portuguese is parada
parade in Spanish is desfile
parade in Swedish is parad, promenadplats
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