pageant

  • 1 Pageant — Pag eant (p[a^]j ent or p[=a] jent; 277), n. [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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Pageant — Pag eant, a. Of the nature of a pageant; spectacular. Pageant pomp. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 pageant — ► NOUN 1) a public entertainment consisting of a procession of people in elaborate costumes, or an outdoor performance of a historical scene. 2) (also beauty pageant) N. Amer. a beauty contest. 3) historical a scene erected on a fixed stage or… …

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  • 4 Pageant — Pag eant, v. t. To exhibit in show; to represent; to mimic. [R.] He pageants us. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 pageant — (n.) late 14c., play in a cycle of mystery plays, from M.L. pagina, perhaps from L. pagina page of a book (see PAGE (Cf. page) (n.1)) on notion of manuscript of a play. But an early sense in Middle English also was stage or scene of a play (late… …

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  • 6 pageant — m <izg. pȅdžent> DEFINICIJA 1. pov. dramska izvedba koja prikazuje cikluse živih slika s biblijskim, mitološkim, alegorijskim temama; alegorična slika 2. svečana povorka, parada, pompozna svečanost, priredba 3. pren. lažan sjaj ETIMOLOGIJA… …

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  • 7 pageant — [n] spectacle or contest celebration, charade, display, exhibition, exposition, extravaganza, fair, make believe, motorcade, parade, pomp, procession, ritual, show, tableau; concepts 292,377 …

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  • 8 pageant — [paj′ənt] n. [ME pagent (with unhistoric t) < earlier pagyn < Anglo L pagina, scene displayed on a stage, stage < L, PAGE1] 1. Historical a) an individual scene in a medieval mystery play b) any of a series of movable outdoor platforms… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 pageant — pageanteer, n. pageantic /peuh jan tik/, adj. /paj euhnt/, n. 1. an elaborate public spectacle illustrative of the history of a place, institution, or the like, often given in dramatic form or as a procession of colorful floats. 2. a costumed… …

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  • 10 Pageant — A pageant can refer to: * Procession or ceremony in elaborate costume * Beauty contest, or Beauty pageant * Religion: ** Medieval pageant, a narrative medieval procession connected with a festival ** Nativity play, or Christmas pageant * Pageant… …

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  • 11 pageant — [[t]pæ̱ʤənt[/t]] pageants 1) N COUNT A pageant is a colourful public procession, show, or ceremony. Pageants are usually held out of doors and often celebrate events or people from history. 2) N COUNT A pageant or a beauty pageant is a… …

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  • 12 pageant — pag|eant [ˈpædʒənt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Medieval Latin; Origin: pagina scene of a play , from Latin, page ; PAGE1] 1.) an organized public show, often performed outdoors, where people dress in decorated or unusual clothes ▪ a colourful pageant… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 pageant — n. a beauty; colorful pageant * * * [ pædʒ(ə)nt] colorful pageant a beauty …

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  • 14 pageant — UK [ˈpædʒ(ə)nt] / US [ˈpædʒənt] noun [countable] Word forms pageant : singular pageant plural pageants 1) a play, concert, or other performance based on a historical or religious story 2) American a beauty contest …

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  • 15 pageant — pag•eant [[t]ˈpædʒ ənt[/t]] n. 1) an elaborate costumed procession or parade, often with floats, forming part of public or social festivities 2) an elaborate public spectacle illustrative of the history of a place, institution, or the like 3)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 pageant — noun ˈpædʒɨnt/ a) An elaborate public display, especially a parade in historical or traditional costume. b) A spectacular ceremony. Syn …

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  • 17 pageant — noun Pageant is used after these nouns: ↑beauty …

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  • 18 pageant — [ padʒ(ə)nt] noun 1》 an entertainment consisting of a procession of people in elaborate costumes, or an outdoor performance of a historical scene. 2》 (also beauty pageant) N. Amer. a beauty contest. 3》 historical a scene erected on a fixed stage… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 pageant — noun 1 (C) a public show or ceremony, often performed outdoors, with people dressed in beautifully decorated clothes or actors acting historical scenes 2 (singular) literary history or a continuous series of events that are interesting and… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 pageant — noun people dress up their dogs in wild costumes for the annual pageant Syn: parade, procession, cavalcade, tableau (vivant); spectacle, extravaganza, show …

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