an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes
a rich and spectacular ceremony
An elaborate public display, especially a parade in historical or traditional costume.
A spectacular ceremony.
A beauty pageant.
Origin: From pagina.
a theatrical exhibition; a spectacle
an elaborate exhibition devised for the entertainmeut of a distinguished personage, or of the public; a show, spectacle, or display
of the nature of a pageant; spectacular
to exhibit in show; to represent; to mimic
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
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).]
The numerical value of pageant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of pageant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Somebody needs to remind him that this is not a beauty pageant. This is about substance.
If Tony Leung look at Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant, a section featuring candidates in cheongsam has been a must.
All brides will still don one at their weddings, if Tony Leung look at Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant, a section featuring candidates in cheongsam has been a must.
I have trained a lot of these girls for the USA pageant and they were so excited to share this experience with friends and family who would fly to Baton Rouge to watch them.
Even though I attended many of the fashion shows where Alesia was in, I never thought I’d be up there. I wasn’t keen on it, but my mom was. She signed me up for the Miss Mumbai pageant and winning third place just got the ball rolling.
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