ETYM French, from Spanish parada a halt or stopping, an assembling for exercise, a place where troops are assembled to exercise, from parar to stop, to prepare. Related to Pare.
1. A ceremonial procession including people marching.
2. A visible display.
3. An extended (often showy) succession of persons or things.
1. To march in a procession; SYN. troop, promenade.
2. To walk ostentatiously; SYN. exhibit, march.