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Meaning of pageant by Wiktionary Dictionary

pageant


    Alternative forms

    Etymology

    From Medieval Latin pagina. late 14c., "play in a cycle of mystery plays," perhaps from Latin pagina ( “page of a book” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈpædʒɨnt̚/, /ˈpædʒənt/

    Noun

    pageant ( plural: pageants )

    1. An elaborate public display, especially a parade in historical or traditional costume .
    2. A spectacular ceremony .
    3. A beauty pageant .

    Derived terms

    Verb

    pageant ( third-person singular simple present pageants present participle pageanting, simple past and past participle pageanted )

    1. To exhibit in show; to represent; to mimic.


Explanation of pageant by Wordnet Dictionary

pageant


    Noun
    1. an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc

    2. a rich and spectacular ceremony