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
Examples of pageant in a Sentence
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.
Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow - if so, will he become my new best friend?
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.
The shortest route to enter into the Indian film industry for a female actor is not through an acting school, but often via a beauty pageant show.
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