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Definition: Undress parade
, 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
1. The ground where a military display is held, or where
troops are drilled. Also called parade ground
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.
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.
4. Hence: A pompous show; a formal or ostentatious display or
Be rich, but of your wealth make no parade. --Swift.
5. Posture of defense; guard. [A Gallicism.]
When they are not in parade, and upon their guard.
6. A public walk; a promenade.
, Undress parade
. See under Dress
, a position of rest for soldiers, in which,
however, they are required to be silent and motionless.
Syn: Ostentation; display; show.
. 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
1. A loose, negligent dress; ordinary dress, as distinguished
from full dress.
2. (Mil. & Naval) An authorized habitual dress of officers
and soldiers, but not full-dress uniform.
(Mil.), a substitute for dress parade,
allowed in bad weather, the companies forming without
arms, and the ceremony being shortened.