What does pageant mean?

Definitions for pageant
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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.

  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

  5. 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

  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).]

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How to say pageant in sign language?

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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. Carly Fiorina:

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

  2. Osmond Chan:

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

  3. Barack Obama:

    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?

  4. Ferdinandas Petkevicius:

    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.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    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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Translations for pageant

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  • muestra, espectáculoSpanish
  • cortège, spectacleFrench
  • esposizione, esibizione, mostra, spettacolo pubblico, cerimonia, parataItalian
  • 野外劇Japanese

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