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- pageaunt (obsolete)
pageant (plural pageants)
- An elaborate public display, especially a parade in historical or traditional costume.
- Synonym: spectacle
- A spectacular ceremony.
- Ellipsis of .
- (obsolete) A wheeled platform for the exhibition of plays, etc.
beauty pageant — see beauty pageant
- To exhibit in show; to represent; to mimic.
- c. 1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene iii]:
- He pageants us.