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Meaning of “parade” in the English Dictionary

"parade" in British English

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paradenoun [C]

uk   us   /pəˈreɪd/
  • parade noun [C] (LINE OF PEOPLE)

B2 a ​largenumber of ​peoplewalking or in ​vehicles, all going in the same ​direction, usually as ​part of a ​publiccelebration of something: a victory parade a ​series of ​people or things that ​appear one after the other: For three ​hours a ​committee of ​statesenatorslistened to a parade of ​localresidents giving ​theiropinions.on parade When ​soldiers are on parade, they ​march and ​practisemilitarymovements in ​front of ​importantofficials or as ​part of a ​publiccelebration or ​ceremony: The ​entireregiment 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

paradeverb

uk   us   /pəˈreɪd/
[I or T, usually + adv/prep] (of a ​group) to ​walk or ​marchsomewhere, usually as ​part of a ​publiccelebration: The Saint Patrick's Day ​marchers paraded up Fifth Avenue, past the ​cathedral. In ​ancient Rome, ​capturedgenerals 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 ​expensiveclothes. The ​children paraded about/around in ​their new ​clothes.
(Definition of parade from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"parade" in American English

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paradenoun [C]

 us   /pəˈreɪd/
a ​largenumber of ​peoplemarching, ​walking, or ​riding in ​vehicles, all ​moving in the same ​direction, usually in a ​formal way as ​part of a ​publiccelebration: We used to go and ​see the ​ThanksgivingDay parade in New York. A parade is also a ​militaryceremony in which ​soldiersmarch in ​front of ​importantofficials or as ​part of a ​publiccelebration.
(Definition of parade from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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