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Meaning of PARADE

Pronunciation:  pu'reyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a visible display; "she made a parade of her sorrows"
  2. [n]  a ceremonial procession including people marching
  3. [n]  an extended (often showy) succession of persons or things; "a parade of strollers on the mall"; "a parade of witnesses"
  4. [v]  march in a procession
  5. [v]  walk ostentatiously; "She parades her new husband around town"

PARADE is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: exhibit, promenade, troop
 See Also: callathump, callithump, callithump parade, display, exhibit, march, process, procession, showing, succession, walk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pa*rade"\, n. [F., fr. Sp. parada a halt or stopping, an
    assembling for exercise, a place where troops are assembled
    to exercise, fr. parar to stop, to prepare. See {Pare}, v.
    1. The ground where a military display is held, or where
       troops are drilled.
    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. Pompous show; formal display or exhibition.
             Be rich, but of your wealth make no parade. --Swift.
    4. 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.
             In state returned the grand parade.   --Swift.
    5. Posture of defense; guard. [A Gallicism.]
             When they are not in parade, and upon their guard.
    6. A public walk; a promenade.
    {Dress parade}, {Undress parade}. See under {Dress}, and
    {Parade rest}, a position of rest for soldiers, in which,
       however, they are required to be silent and motionless.
    Syn: Ostentation; display; show.
    Usage: {Parade}, {Ostentation}. Parade is a pompous
           exhibition of things for the purpose of display;
           ostentation now generally indicates a parade of
           virtues or other qualities for which one expects to be
           honored. ``It was not in the mere parade of royalty
           that the Mexican potentates exhibited their power.''
           --Robertson. ``We are dazzled with the splendor of
           titles, the ostentation of learning, and the noise of
           victories.'' --Spectator.
  2. \Pa*rade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Paraded}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Parading}.] [Cf. F. parader.]
    1. To exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off.
             Parading all her sensibility.         --Byron.
    2. To assemble and form; to marshal; to cause to maneuver or
       march ceremoniously; as, to parade troops.
  3. \Pa*rade"\, 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.
Computing Dictionary

PARallel Applicative Database Engine. A project at Glasgow University to construct a transaction-processor in the parallel functional programming language haskell to run on an icl eds+ database machine.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are watching a parade indicates that you are being sidetracked or distracted from achieving your goals. For fear of failure, you may stop yourself from even pursuing your goals and desires. Alternatively, the parade symbolizes cycles, passage of time, or a special event in your life. Consider also the symbolism of whatever figures/animals/floats are in the parade. They may reflect a need for you to possess or control those attributes.
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