cavalcade

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French cavalcade, from Old French cavalcade, from Old Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare (to ride on horseback), from Medieval Latin caballicō, from Vulgar Latin caballus (horse). Doublet of chevauchee.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkævəlˌkeɪd/, /ˌkævəlˈkeɪd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪd

Noun[edit]

cavalcade (plural cavalcades)

  1. A company of riders.
  2. A parade.
    • 1929, M. Barnard Eldershaw, A House Is Built, Chapter IX, Section iii
      In the second row of the cavalcade were Francie, Fanny's god-daughter, now thirteen years old and already elegant in long frilled pantalettes, tartan skirts, and a leghorn hat with streamers, …
  3. A trail ride, usually more than one day long.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 5, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      Stranleigh found no difficulty in getting a cavalcade together at Bleacher’s station, an amazingly long distance west of New York.
  4. (by extension) A series, a chain (e.g. of events).
    As soon as I visited this website, a cavalcade of dialog boxes started to appear on my screen; that's when I realized my computer was infected with a virus.

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Verb[edit]

cavalcade (third-person singular simple present cavalcades, present participle cavalcading, simple past and past participle cavalcaded)

  1. To move as part of a series or group, such as marchers in a parade or snow in an avalanche, especially in large numbers or in a chaotic or dangerous fashion
    • 1725, John Windhus, “A Journey to Mequinez”, in John Pinkerton, The Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels, Volume 15, Longman et al. (1814), page 478:
      Great numbers of horse were still cavalcading, but []
    • 1866, Elizabeth Charles, The Draytons and the Davenants, M. W. Dodd, pages 348–9:
      [] although for the most part he believed the devil was too good a general to let his soldiers waste their time in cavalcading about on broom-sticks.

French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

cavalcade f (plural cavalcades)

  1. cavalcade

Verb[edit]

cavalcade

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cavalcader
  2. third-person singular present indicative of cavalcader
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of cavalcader
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of cavalcader
  5. second-person singular imperative of cavalcader

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, see cavalcade.

Noun[edit]

cavalcade f (plural cavalcades)

  1. cavalcade