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Parade meaning

parade - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. march in a procession; " the veterans paraded down the street"
  2. 2. The ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Pompous show; formal display or exhibition.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Posture of defense; guard.
  7. 7. A public walk; a promenade.
  8. 8. To exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off.
  9. 9. To assemble and form; to marshal; to cause to maneuver or march ceremoniously; as, to parade troops.
  10. 10. To make an exhibition or spectacle of one's self, as by walking in a public place.
  11. 11. To assemble in military order for evolutions and inspection; to form or march, as in review.
  12. 12. Pompous display; military display.
  13. 13. To display ostentatiously; display as soldiers.
  14. 14. To go about for show, or as soldiers.

parade - examples of usage

  1. Oxen may possess many virtues, but are not in the habit of making a parade of them. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. If the men, in their free time, chose to put themselves on parade, without arms, of course, so much the better for the army. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. During his training on parade, words of command stuck in his throat. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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