What does pageant mean?

Definitions for pageant
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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.

    Etymology: From pagina.

  2. pageant(Noun)

    A spectacular ceremony.

    Etymology: From pagina.

  3. pageant(Noun)

    A beauty pageant.

    Etymology: From pagina.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pageant(noun)

    a theatrical exhibition; a spectacle

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Pageant(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Pageant(adj)

    of the nature of a pageant; spectacular

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Pageant(verb)

    to exhibit in show; to represent; to mimic

    Etymology: [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).]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pageant

    In ancient military history, a triumphal car, chariot, or arch, variously adorned with colors, flags, etc., carried about in public shows, processions, etc. Also gorgeous show or spectacle.

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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

Examples of pageant in a Sentence

  1. Osmond Chan:

    If Tony Leung look at Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant, a section featuring candidates in cheongsam has been a must.

  2. Cheryl Burke:

    In light of the recent statements made by Donald Trump and the subsequent decision by NBC to cut ties with Mr. Trump, I cannot in good conscience move forward with participating in this year’s Miss USA pageant as its co-host, effective today I have withdrawn from my duties with Miss USA. Although I will not be there in person, I wish all of the contestants much luck as I know how hard they’ve all been working over the last year to try and realize their dreams.

  3. Shandi Finnessey:

    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.

  4. Tony Leung:

    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.

  5. Carly Fiorina:

    Somebody needs to remind him that this is not a beauty pageant. This is about substance.

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