Parade

Definition of Parade

Pa`rade´
n.1.The ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled. Also called parade ground.
2.(Mil.) 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.Any imposing procession; the movement of any group of people marshaled in military order, especially a festive public procession, which may include a marching band, persons in varied costume, vehicles with elaborate displays, and other forms of entertainment, held in commemoration or celebration of an event or in honor of a person or persons; as, a parade of firemen; a Thanksgiving Day parade; a Memorial Day parade; a ticker-tape parade.
In state returned the grand parade.
- Swift.
4.A pompous show; a formal or ostentatious display or exhibition.
Be rich, but of your wealth make no parade.
- Swift.
5.Posture of defense; guard.
When they are not in parade, and upon their guard.
- Locke.
6.A public walk; a promenade.
Dress parade
See under Dress, and Undress.
Parade rest
a position of rest for soldiers, in which, however, they are required to be silent and motionless.
- Wilhelm.
v. t.1.To exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off.
[imp. & p. p. Paraded; p. pr. & vb. n. Parading.]
Parading all her sensibility.
- Byron.
2.To assemble and form; to marshal; to cause to maneuver or march ceremoniously; as, to parade troops.
v. i.1.To make an exhibition or spectacle of one's self, as by walking in a public place.
2.To assemble in military order for evolutions and inspection; to form or march, as in review or in a public celebratory parade{3}.

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