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PARA'DE,noun [Latin paro.]

1. In military affairs, the place where troops assemble for exercise, mounting guard or other purpose.

2. Show; ostentation; display.

Be rich, but of your wealth make no parade

3. Pompous procession.

The rites performed, the parson paid,

In state return'd the grand parade

4. Military order; array; as warlike parade

5. State of preparation or defense.

6. The action of parrying a thrust.

PARA'DE, verb transitive To assemble and array or marshal in military order. The general gave orders to parade the troops. The troops were paraded at the usual hour.

1. To exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner.

PARA'DE, verb intransitive To assemble and be marshaled in military order.

1. To go about in military procession.

2. To walk about for show.