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cav·al·cade

(kăv′əl-kād′, kăv′əl-kād′)
n.
1. A procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages.
2. A ceremonial procession or display.
3. A succession or series: starred in a cavalcade of Broadway hits.

[French, from Old French, from Old Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare, to ride on horseback, from Medieval Latin caballicāre, from Latin caballus, horse; see cavalier.]

cavalcade

(ˌkævəlˈkeɪd)
n
1. a procession of people on horseback, in cars, etc
2. any procession: a cavalcade of guests.
[C16: from French, from Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare to ride on horseback, from Late Latin caballicāre, from caballus horse]

cav•al•cade

(ˌkæv əlˈkeɪd, ˈkæv əlˌkeɪd)

n.
1. a procession of persons riding on horses, in carriages or cars, etc.
2. any procession.
3. any noteworthy series, as of events or activities.
[1585–95; < Middle French < early Italian cavalcata horseback raid < Late Latin caballicāre]

Cavalcade

 a procession of persons on horseback; a procession or parade of carriages.
Examples: cavalcade of carriages; of devils, 1709; of horsemen; of songs; of sewarry [Indian mounted troops], 1616.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cavalcade - a procession of people traveling on horseback
procession - the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden"

cavalcade

noun parade, train, procession, march-past a cavalcade of limousines and police motorcycles
Translations
مَوْكِبُ عَرَباتٍ فُرسان)
kavalkádaprůvod
procession
lovas felvonulás
skrúîfylking
kavalkada
kavalkāde
kavalkáda
gösterişli geçit

cavalcade

[ˌkævəlˈkeɪd] Ncabalgata f (fig) → desfile m

cavalcade

[ˌkævəlˈkeɪd] n [cars, carriages, horses] → cortège m

cavalcade

nKavalkade f

cavalcade

[ˌkævəlˈkeɪd] n (of horses, cars) → sfilata

cavalcade

(kӕvəlˈkeid) noun
a ceremonial procession.
References in classic literature ?
Presently there was a distant blare of military music; it came nearer, still nearer, and soon a noble cavalcade wound into view, glorious with plumed helmets and flashing mail and flaunting banners and rich doublets and horse-cloths and gilded spear- heads; and through the muck and swine, and naked brats, and joyous dogs, and shabby huts, it took its gallant way, and in its wake we followed.
But does your foolish old hen suppose that this entire cavalcade, which is bound on an important adventure, is going to stand still while she lays her egg?
As the cavalcade took up the line of march in single file, Sola dragged me into an empty chariot and we proceeded with the procession toward the point by which I had entered the city the day before.
Towards the middle of the month of May, in the year 1660, at nine o'clock in the morning, when the sun, already high in the heavens, was fast absorbing the dew from the ramparts of the castle of Blois a little cavalcade, composed of three men and two pages, re-entered the city by the bridge, without producing any other effect upon the passengers of the quay beyond a first movement of the hand to the head, as a salute, and a second movement of the tongue to express, in the purest French then spoken in France: "There is Monsieur returning from hunting.
exclaimed Professor Bumper one morning, when the cavalcade, led by Tolpec in the capacity of head guide, started off.
He had but four men remaining with him, and forty-six horses to take care of; with these he had to make his way over mountain and plain, through a marauding, horse-stealing region, full of peril for a numerous cavalcade so slightly manned.
The major's first feeling was that of satisfaction in having left his cavalcade behind; if this were an enemy and should escape he would have little to report.
Magnificent preparations were made to receive the illustrious statesman; a cavalcade of horsemen set forth to meet him at the boundary line of the State, and all the people left their business and gathered along the wayside to see him pass.
Early the following morning a gay cavalcade set out to visit the famous Sorceress, Glinda the Good.
The two soldiers mounted motor-cycles and the little cavalcade turned away.
Another lay brother led a sumpter mule, loaded probably with his superior's baggage; and two monks of his own order, of inferior station, rode together in the rear, laughing and conversing with each other, without taking much notice of the other members of the cavalcade.
At the far eastern confine a strange cavalcade strung, in single file, over the brow of a low hill.