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parade

noun [C] uk   /pəˈreɪd/ us  

parade noun [C] (LINE OF PEOPLE)

B2 a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction, usually as part of a public celebration of something: a victory parade a series of people or things that appear one after the other: For three hours a committee of state senators listened to a parade of local residents giving their opinions.on parade When soldiers are on parade, they march and practise military movements in front of important officials or as part of a public celebration or ceremony: The entire regiment was on parade.
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parade noun [C] (ROAD)

UK a row of shopsParade UK used in the names of some roads: Park Parade

parade

verb uk   /pəˈreɪd/ us  
[I or T, usually + adv/prep] (of a group) to walk or march somewhere, usually as part of a public celebration: The Saint Patrick's Day marchers paraded up Fifth Avenue, past the cathedral. In ancient Rome, captured generals were paraded through the streets in chains. [I or T] to show something in an obvious way in order to be admired: It's sickening the way he parades his wealth, his car and his expensive clothes. The children paraded about/around in their new clothes.
Translations of “parade”
in Korean 퍼레이드…
in Arabic اِسْتِعْراض…
in French défilé, parade…
in Turkish geçit töreni, resmi geçit, tören…
in Italian parata, processione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 群眾隊伍, 遊行, 一隊人…
in Russian парад…
in Polish parada…
in Spanish desfile, revista…
in Portuguese desfile…
in German der Umzug, die Parade…
in Catalan desfilada…
in Japanese パレード…
in Chinese (Simplified) 群众队伍, 游行, 一队人…
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