Definitions for pageant
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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.
Etymology: From pagina.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Showy; pompous; ostentatious; superficial.
Were she ambitious, she’d disdain to own
The pageant pomp of such a servile throne. Dryden.
Etymology: Of this word the etymologists give no satisfactory account. It may perhaps be payen geant, a pagan giant, a representation of triumph used at return from holy wars; as we have yet the Saracen's head.
When all our pageants of delight were plaid,
Our youth got me to play the woman’s part,
And I was trim’d in madam Julia’s gown. William Shakespeare.
I’ll play my part in fortune’s pageant. William Shakespeare.
This wide and universal theatre,
Presents more woful pageants than the scene
Wherein we play. William Shakespeare, As you like it.
The poets contrived the following pageant or machine for the pope’s entertainment; a huge floating mountain that was split in the top in imitation of Parnassus. Addison.
To exhibit in show; to represent.
Etymology: from the noun.
With ridiculous and aukward action,
Which, slanderer, he imitation calls,
He pageants us. William Shakespeare, Troil. and Cressida.
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
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
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
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.
The numerical value of pageant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of pageant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
If Tony Leung look at Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant, a section featuring candidates in cheongsam has been a must.
Somebody needs to remind him that this is not a beauty pageant. This is about substance.
The only thing we didn't do to prepare the goat for the pageant is we didn't polish its nails - because we thought of it too late.
We love to participate in the Miss Universe pageant and the World Baseball Classic, that unites us like nothing else. All that would be gone under statehood. We would be like New Jersey, my dear.
The Committee is very disturbed by the video and would like to confirm that the woman is not the reigning Miss Cayman Islands and has no affiliation to the Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant.
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