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parade ground


3 dicționare găsite pentru parade ground
Din dicționarul 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.
     t.]
     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.
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              In state returned the grand parade.   --Swift.
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     4. Hence: A pompous show; a formal or ostentatious display or
        exhibition.
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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.
                                                    --Locke.
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     6. A public walk; a promenade.
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     Dress parade, Undress parade. See under Dress, and
        Undress.
  
     Parade rest, a position of rest for soldiers, in which,
        however, they are required to be silent and motionless.
        --Wilhelm.
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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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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  parade ground
       n : an area for holding parades

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "parade ground":
     agora, amphitheater, arena, athletic field, auditorium, background,
     bear garden, bowl, boxing ring, bull ring, campus, canvas, circus,
     cockpit, coliseum, colosseum, course, field, floor, forum, ground,
     gym, gymnasium, hall, hippodrome, lists, locale, marketplace, mat,
     milieu, open forum, palaestra, pit, place, platform, precinct,
     prize ring, public square, purlieu, range, ring, scene,
     scene of action, scenery, setting, site, sphere, squared circle,
     stadium, stage, stage set, stage setting, terrain, theater,
     tilting ground, tiltyard, walk, wrestling ring  
     

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