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parade

noun [C] uk   us   /pəˈreɪd/

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   us   /pəˈreɪd/
[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.
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