• WordNet 3.6
    • n parader walks with regular or stately step
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Felix the Cat is the first cartoon character to ever have been made into a balloon for a parade.
    • n parader One who parades; one who makes ostentatious display of accomplishments, powers, possessions, cleverness, etc.
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  • Jerry Chin
    Jerry Chin
    “And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.”
  • George W. Crane
    George W. Crane
    “Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public. Never clothe them in vulgar or shoddy attire.”
  • Edwin H. Stuart
    Edwin H. Stuart
    “Remember, every time you open your mouth to talk, your mind walks out and parades up and down the words.”
  • Jean Rostand
    “One must either take an interest in the human situation or else parade before the void.”
  • John Naisbitt
    John Naisbitt
    “Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.”
  • Dana Gillman Rinehart
    Dana Gillman Rinehart
    “People start parades -- politicians just get out in front and act like they're leading.”


Rain on your parade - If someone rains on your parade, they ruin your pleasure or your plans.


In literature:

At 6 o'clock in the morning the force was paraded upon the open desert a mile and half inland from the Nile.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
This order has two purposes, one for parade and review, the other for quickest marching to any given place.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
Young William was presented to the French king, on a day set apart for the ceremony, with great pomp and parade.
"William the Conqueror" by Jacob Abbott
Also, the open space where they parade or are paraded.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
But I'd caught a glimpse of his soul when it wasn't on parade.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
Sunday comes and goes without a sight of him except in the line of officers at parade.
"Starlight Ranch" by Charles King
It was the custom of a minstrel company to parade each day.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
You'll be required only to turn out for parade at the end of the afternoon.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
He entered Edinburgh with great pomp and parade, all Scotland flocking to the capital to witness the festivities.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
There's the parades and the scenes.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer

In poetry:

In "mountain billows" that parade
The grandeur of the deep,
Is His supremacy displayed
Whose hands the waters keep.
"Watch Hill" by Hattie Howard
The incense of a pious breast,
Lowly and reverently paid,
Is more acceptable and blest
Than passion's fire, or pomp's parade.
"Humble Worship" by John Bowring
Striving chains of ordered children
Purple by the sea-breeze made,
Striving on to prunes and suet
Past the shops on the Parade.
"Westgate-On-Sea" by Sir John Betjeman
We were not waked by bugle-notes,
No cheer our dreams invaded,
And yet, at dawn, their yellow coats
On the green slopes paraded.
"The Dandelions" by Helen Gray Cone
Thou hast severed many fam'lies,
Children off from home have strayed;
Father sits there broken hearted,
Mother joined thy great parade.
"Fashion" by Frank Barbour Coffin
He hath snuffed the great Sahara,
And the mute parade of stars;
Shall he brook this shrill fanfara,
Ramshorns, pigskins, screechy jars?
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

In news:

Today and Wednesday should see a brief respite in the parade of cloudy weather, that could turn into showers and rain toward the end of the week.
Leighton Meester and her new artist boyfriend, Aaron Himelstein, took their PDA parade to the beach while on vacation in Rio de Janerio on Saturday.
Scott Sommerdorf The Salt Lake Tribune Advance of Salt Lake Parade of Homes, which begins Friday, August 3rd.
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade.
1950 Mercedes-Benz 170S, a Caddy That Zigs, and a Parade.
A parade will be held Wednesday, July 4.
It is a proven recipe for success: The coming together of classmates, the community pride of a parade, the food of fall festivals and the spectacle of professional wrestling matches.
For years, we're used to the parades starting downtown and ending near Broadmoor.
But things are changing for this year's Krewe of Centaur parade.
I'm lucky enough to be the person who is the Specialty Unit Director for the mighty Krewe of Centaur 's Mardi Gras Parade.
Crowds turned out to watch the Champlain Bridge Grand Parade on May 19, but for some in the crowd, this wasn't the first time.
Lin Martin, parade chair, said entries are now being taken for the Thursday, Dec 6 parade.
West New York Mayor Felix Roque and a large contingent of supporters jumped into the middle of the North Hudson Cuban Day parade, upsetting the parade founder who objected to the mayor's presence.
Among the festival's most popular draws are the Grand Floral Parade, one of the nation's biggest all-floral parades, the Starlight Parade and the CityFair.
Richard Pfeiffer, Pride Parade coordinator, with details about this Sunday's 43rd annual parade on the WGN-TV Midday News Chicago Scene.

In science:

Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, 5 The Parade, P.O.
The Bolocam 1.1 mm Lockman Hole Galaxy Survey: SHARC II 350 micron Photometry and Implications for Spectral Models, Dust Temperatures, and Redshift Estimation
This type of random matrix model has been extensively studied in the context where N is interpreted as the number of colours or flavours. (see [75, 76] ) The event-symmetric paradism suggests an alternative interpretation in which N is the number of events times the number of colours .
Event-Symmetric Physics
Therefore it would be useful to keep such a possibility also in mind for what one hopes will become the “parade horse” to study new physics, namely the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
The Spin Structure of the Proton and Polarized Collider Physics
The parad igm that ear ly-type ga la x ies a lways mean pressure-suppor ted systems w ith no recent star formation, and cer ta in ly no accreted gas, has been cons igned to h istor ica l nove lty.
Gas and Stars in Galaxies - A Multi-Wavelength 3D Perspective