Definition of


  1. (noun, act) a visible display
  2. (noun, group) a ceremonial procession including people marching
  3. (noun, group) an extended (often showy) succession of persons or things
    a parade of witnesses
  4. (verb, motion) march in a procession
  5. (verb, motion) walk ostentatiously

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Synonyms of Parade

exhibit, march, promenade, troop

Alternate forms of Parade

Derivations: parade, parader

Hyponyms: callathump, callithump, callithump parade

Hypernyms: display, exhibit, march, process, procession, showing, succession, walk

Origin of the word Parade

  1. 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 … more

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