pageant Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes
noun a rich and spectacular ceremony
A theatrical exhibition; a spectacle."A pageant truly played." Shak.
To see sad pageants of men's miseries. Spenser.
An elaborate exhibition devised for the entertainmeut of a distinguished personage, or of the public; a show, spectacle, or display.
The gaze of fools, and pageant of a day ! Pope.
We love the man, the paltry pageant you. Cowper.
Of the nature of a pageant; spectacular."Pageant pomp." Dryden.
Pag"eant transitive verb
To exhibit in show; to represent; to mimic.R. "He pageants us." Shak.