Pag·eant, a. Of the nature of a pageant; spectacular. “Pageant pomp.”
Pag·eant, v. t. To exhibit in show; to represent; to mimic. [R.] “He pageants us.”
1. A theatrical exhibition; a spectacle. “A pageant truly played.”
To see sad pageants of men's miseries. --Spenser.
2. 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.
n 1: an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc;
usually involves a parade with rich costumes [syn: pageantry]
2: a rich and spectacular ceremony [syn: pageantry]