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 for parade
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parade \Pa*rade"\, n. [F., fr. Sp. parada a halt or stopping, an
     assembling for exercise, a place where troops are assembled
     to exercise, fr. parar to stop, to prepare. See Pare, v.
     1. The ground where a military display is held, or where
        troops are drilled. Also called parade ground.
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     2. (Mil.) An assembly and orderly arrangement or display of
        troops, in full equipments, for inspection or evolutions
        before some superior officer; a review of troops. Parades
        are general, regimental, or private (troop, battery, or
        company), according to the force assembled.
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     3. Hence: Any imposing procession; the movement of any group
        of people marshaled in military order, especially a
        festive public procession, which may include a marching
        band, persons in varied costume, vehicles with elaborate
        displays, and other forms of entertainment, held in
        commemoration or celebration of an event or in honor of a
        person or persons; as, a parade of firemen; a Thanksgiving
        Day parade; a Memorial Day parade; a ticker-tape parade.
              In state returned the grand parade.   --Swift.
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     4. Hence: A pompous show; a formal or ostentatious display or
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              Be rich, but of your wealth make no parade. --Swift.
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     5. Posture of defense; guard. [A Gallicism.]
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              When they are not in parade, and upon their guard.
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     6. A public walk; a promenade.
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     Dress parade, Undress parade. See under Dress, and
     Parade rest, a position of rest for soldiers, in which,
        however, they are required to be silent and motionless.
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     Syn: Ostentation; display; show.
     Usage: Parade, Ostentation. Parade is a pompous
            exhibition of things for the purpose of display;
            ostentation now generally indicates a parade of
            virtues or other qualities for which one expects to be
            honored. "It was not in the mere parade of royalty
            that the Mexican potentates exhibited their power."
            --Robertson. "We are dazzled with the splendor of
            titles, the ostentation of learning, and the noise of
            victories." --Spectator.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parade \Pa*rade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paraded; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Parading.] [Cf. F. parader.]
     1. To exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off.
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              Parading all her sensibility.         --Byron.
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     2. To assemble and form; to marshal; to cause to maneuver or
        march ceremoniously; as, to parade troops.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parade \Pa*rade"\, v. i.
     1. To make an exhibition or spectacle of one's self, as by
        walking in a public place.
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     2. To assemble in military order for evolutions and
        inspection; to form or march, as in review or in a public
        celebratory parade[3].
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a ceremonial procession including people marching
      2: an extended (often showy) succession of persons or things; "a
         parade of strollers on the mall"; "a parade of witnesses"
      3: a visible display; "she made a parade of her sorrows"
      v 1: walk ostentatiously; "She parades her new husband around
           town" [syn: parade, exhibit, march]
      2: march in a procession; "the veterans paraded down the street"
         [syn: parade, troop, promenade]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  205 Moby Thesaurus words for "parade":
     advertise, affect, air, airing, alameda, amble, array, backpack,
     beaten path, beaten track, berm, betoken, bicycle path, blazon,
     blazon forth, boardwalk, boast, brag, brandish, bravura, breathe,
     bridle path, brilliancy, bring forth, bring forward,
     bring into view, bring out, bring to notice, caravan, catwalk,
     cavalcade, column, constitutional, cortege, cosmorama, cyclorama,
     dangle, daring, dash, declare, defile, demonstrate, demonstration,
     develop, diorama, disclose, display, disport, divulge, dramatics,
     dramatize, dress parade, eclat, emblazon, embody, enact, entourage,
     esplanade, etalage, evidence, evince, exhibit, exhibition,
     exhibitionism, expose, expose to view, exposition, express,
     false front, fanfare, fanfaronade, fastwalk, figure, file,
     file off, flair, flash, flaunt, flaunting, flourish, flyover,
     foot pavement, footpath, footslog, footway, forced march, funeral,
     garden path, gasconade, georama, give sign, give token,
     go on parade, goose-step, groove, highlight, hike, hiking trail,
     histrionics, hold up, illuminate, incarnate, indicate, jaunt,
     light show, line, make clear, make plain, mall, manifest,
     manifestation, march, march past, materialize, mean, motorcade,
     mule train, mush, myriorama, pack train, pageant, pageantry,
     panoply, panorama, pass in review, path, pathway, perambulate,
     perform, peripatetic journey, peripateticism, phantasmagoria, pomp,
     prado, present, presentation, procession, proclaim, produce,
     promenade, psychedelic show, public walk, publish, put forth,
     put forward, ramble, represent, representation, reveal, review,
     roll out, run, runway, rut, saunter, schlep, set forth, sham,
     shifting scene, shine, show, show forth, show off, showing-off,
     sidewalk, sight, skimmington, spectacle, splash, splurge, sport,
     spotlight, stage show, staginess, stream, stretch,
     stretch the legs, string, stroll, strut, tableau, tableau vivant,
     take a stretch, take a walk, theatrics, token, towing path,
     towpath, track, trail, train, traipse, tramp, trot out, trottoir,
     trudge, trumpet, trumpet forth, turn, unfold, vaunt, walk,
     walking tour, walkway, wave

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

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