American English

Definition of parade noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    public celebration
  1. 1[countable] a public celebration of a special day or event, usually with bands in the streets and decorated vehicles synonym procession the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York
  2. of soldiers
  3. 2[countable, uncountable] a formal occasion when soldiers march or stand in lines so that they can be examined by their officers or other important people a military parade They stood as straight as soldiers on parade. (figurative) The latest software will be on parade at the exhibition.
  4. series
  5. 3[countable] a series of things or people Each generation passes through a similar parade of events.
  6. wealth/knowledge
  7. 4[countable, usually singular] parade of wealth, knowledge, etc. (often disapproving) an obvious display of something, particularly in order to impress other people
  8. Idioms
    rain on somebody's parade (informal)
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    to spoil something for someone
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: parade