- a group or procession of promenaders.
- a promenade.
verb (used with object), pa·rad·ed, pa·rad·ing.
verb (used without object), pa·rad·ed, pa·rad·ing.
Origin of parade
Synonyms for parade
Antonyms for parade
Related Words for paradeceremony, show, ritual, procession, spectacle, demonstration, flash, strut, prance, demonstrate, swagger, brandish, shine, march, cavalcade, column, review, ostentation, panoply, train
Examples from the Web for parade
Contemporary Examples of parade
Women want a hot, young thing to parade around on their arm, too.Career-Minded Women Turn to Male Escorts For No-Strings Fun and (Maybe) Sex
January 3, 2015
Circus parades often became as large a sight as the performance itself; one Barnum and Bailey parade stretched for three miles.We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus
November 27, 2014
Maybe we should have this parade as soon as we can organize it.
On Tuesday, we will once again have a fine Veterans Day parade in mid-Manhattan.
The advantage to having a parade on 9/11 is it would remind everybody that the war started with an attack on America.
Historical Examples of parade
The civic portion of the parade numbered about five thousand men.Ridgeway
Shouldn't we order out our askaris with their guns to make the parade?The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
She has entered upon a parade, which she knows not how to quit with a female grace.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
I thought again of that parade and my impression of mass force.
Has this parade gone to your head—or has Sue been talking to you again?
- on display
- showing oneself off
Word Origin for parade
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.
see hit parade; rain on one's parade.