What does pageant mean?

Definitions for pageantˈpædʒ ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pageant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pageant, pageantry(noun)

    an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes

  2. pageant, pageantry(noun)

    a rich and spectacular ceremony

Wiktionary

  1. pageant(Noun)

    An elaborate public display, especially a parade in historical or traditional costume.

  2. pageant(Noun)

    A spectacular ceremony.

  3. pageant(Noun)

    A beauty pageant.

  4. Origin: From pagina.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pageant(noun)

    a theatrical exhibition; a spectacle

  2. Pageant(noun)

    an elaborate exhibition devised for the entertainmeut of a distinguished personage, or of the public; a show, spectacle, or display

  3. Pageant(adj)

    of the nature of a pageant; spectacular

  4. Pageant(verb)

    to exhibit in show; to represent; to mimic

  5. Origin: [OE. pagent, pagen, originally, a movable scaffold or stage, hence, what was exhibited on it, fr. LL. pagina, akin to pangere to fasten; cf. L. pagina page, leaf, slab, compaginare to join together, compages a joining together, structure. See Pact, Page of a book.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pageant

    paj′ant, or pā′-, n. a showy exhibition: a spectacle: a fleeting show: (orig.) a platform on four wheels for the purpose of representing plays, &c.—adj. showy: pompous.—n. Page′antry, splendid display: pompous spectacle. [M. E. pagent (with excrescent -t), from an older form pagen or pagin—Low L. pagina, a stage—L. pagina, a slab—pangĕre, to fix; cf. Page (2).]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pageant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pageant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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Translations for pageant

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • muestra, espectáculoSpanish
  • cortège, spectacleFrench
  • esposizione, esibizione, mostra, spettacolo pubblico, cerimonia, parataItalian
  • 野外劇Japanese

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