A parade is a group of people marching in ceremony, celebration, or protest. Often a parade involves fire trucks, costumed adults throwing candy to children, baton twirlers, and members of the armed forces.

Parade is also a verb, meaning to walk or march ostentatiously. When your sister first brings home her prom dress, she might parade around the living room after putting it on so everyone can see it. As a noun parade is an event in which a whole lot of people march in the streets — they could be wearing prom dresses, but more likely they're celebrating of a holiday or taking part in a military action.

Definitions of parade

n a ceremonial procession including people marching

callathump, callithump, callithump parade
a noisy boisterous parade
Type of:
the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation

n an extended (often showy) succession of persons or things

“a parade of strollers on the mall”
“a parade of witnesses”
Type of:
a group of people or things arranged or following in order

n a visible display

“she made a parade of her sorrows”
Type of:
display, exhibit, showing
something shown to the public

v march in a procession

“the veterans paraded down the street”
promenade, troop
Type of:
march, process
march in a procession

v walk ostentatiously

“She parades her new husband around town”
exhibit, march
Type of:
make walk

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