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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 paradeWalking and walkersCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals 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.Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutive 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.Military training and ceremoniesMoving firmly on foot

parade noun [C] (ROAD)

UK a row of shopsShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general Parade UK used in the names of some roads: Park ParadeUrban and residential streets

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.Military training and ceremonies [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.Attention-seeking, distracting and showing off
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