What does pageant mean?

Definitions for pageant
ˈpædʒ əntpageant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pageant, pageantrynoun

    an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes

  2. pageant, pageantrynoun

    a rich and spectacular ceremony

Wiktionary

  1. pageantnoun

    An elaborate public display, especially a parade in historical or traditional costume.

    Etymology: From pagina.

  2. pageantnoun

    A spectacular ceremony.

    Etymology: From pagina.

  3. pageantnoun

    A beauty pageant.

    Etymology: From pagina.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pageantnoun

    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. Pageantnoun

    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. Pageantadjective

    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. Pageantverb

    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. 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.

  2. Carly Fiorina:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

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