Definitions for pageantˈpædʒ ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pag•eantˈpædʒ ənt(n.)

  1. an elaborate costumed procession or parade, often with floats, forming part of public or social festivities.

  2. an elaborate public spectacle illustrative of the history of a place, institution, or the like.

  3. something comparable to such a spectacle or procession in its variety or grandeur:

    the pageant of Renaissance history.

  4. a show or exhibition:

    a beauty pageant.

  5. (in medieval times) a platform on which scenes from mystery plays were presented.

Origin of pageant:

1350–1400; ME pagyn, pagaunt < AL pāgina stage, scene, platform

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


  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

Translations for pageant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a dramatic performance made up of different, usually historical scenes, often performed during a procession

The children performed a historical pageant.

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