Profession vs Parade - What's the difference?

profession | parade |

As a noun profession

is a promise or vow made on entering a religious order.

As a verb parade is




(en noun)
  • A promise or vow made on entering a religious order.
  • She died only a few years after her profession .
  • * 1796 , Matthew Lewis, The Monk , Folio Society 1985, p. 27:
  • Rosario was a young novice belonging to the monastery, who in three months intended to make his profession .
  • A declaration of belief, faith or of one's opinion.
  • Despite his continued professions of innocence, the court eventually sentenced him to five years.
  • An occupation, trade, craft, or activity in which one has a professed expertise in a particular area; a job, especially one requiring a high level of skill or training.
  • My father was a barrister by profession .
  • The practitioners of such an occupation collectively.
  • His conduct is against the established practices of the legal profession .

    Derived terms

    * professional * liberal profession



    (wikipedia parade)


    (en noun)
  • An organized procession consisting of a series of consecutive displays, performances, exhibits, etc. displayed by moving down a street past a crowd.
  • The floats and horses in the parade were impressive, but the marching bands were really amazing.
  • Any succession, series, or display of items.
  • The dinner was a parade of courses, each featuring foods more elaborate than the last.
    a parade of shops
  • A line of goslings led by one parent and often trailed by the other.
  • The ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled.
  • Pompous show; formal display or exhibition.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Be rich, but of your wealth make no parade .
  • (Gallicism) Posture of defense; guard.
  • * John Locke
  • when they are not in parade , and upon their guard
  • A public walk; a promenade; now used in street names.
  • He was parked on Chester Parade .

    Derived terms

    * hit parade * military parade * victory parade * pride parade * techno parade * parade of horribles * ticker tape parade * rain on someone's parade


  • To march or to display.
  • They paraded around the field, simply to show their discipline.
  • To display or show; to exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off.
  • They paraded dozens of fashions past the crowd.
    Parading all her sensibility. Byron.
  • To march past.
  • After the field show, it is customary to parade the stands before exiting the field.