Para'de. n.s. [parade, Fr.]
- Shew; ostentation.
He is not led forth as to a review, but as to a battle; nor adorned for parade, but execution. Granville.
The rites perform'd, the parson paid,
In state returned the grand parade. Swift.
Be rich; but of your wealth make no parade,
At least, before your master's debts are paid. Swift.
- Military order.
The cherubim stood arm'd
To their night-watches in warlike parade. Milton.
- Place where troops draw up to do duty and mount guard.
- Guard; posture of defence.
Accustom him to make judgment of men by their inside, which often shews itself in little things, when they are not in parade, and upon their guard. Locke on Education.