Noun > Parade

Noun > Parade


1 : a public celebration of a special day or event that usually includes many people and groups moving down a street by marching or riding in cars or on special vehicles (called floats)

the annual Thanksgiving Day parade

After the team won the championship, the city threw/had a parade for them.

The town will put on a parade.

2 : a military ceremony in which soldiers march or stand in lines so that they can be examined by officers or other important people

3 : a long series of people or things that come one after the other — usually singular — usually + of

We had a parade of visitors this morning. (=we had many visitors this morning)

The prosecution called a parade of witnesses to the stand.

We watched a parade of cars go by our house on the way to the stadium for the game.

4 : British : a street with a row of small shops

a shopping parade

on parade

1 : shown or displayed especially in a way that attracts attention or notice

Her new diamond engagement ring was on parade for all her friends to stare at.

Television executives learned that violent shows attract more viewers, and pretty soon it was violence on parade all day long.

2 : marching or standing in a military parade

The general carefully watched the soldiers on parade.

a military honor guard on parade

rain on someone’s parade