leaf, slab, compaginare to join together, compages a joining together, structure. See Pact, Page of a
1. A theatrical exhibition; a spectacle. "A pageant truly played." Shak.
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.
(Pag"eant), a. Of the nature of a pageant; spectacular. "Pageant pomp." Dryden.
(Pag"eant), v. t. To exhibit in show; to represent; to mimic. [R.] "He pageants us." Shak.
(Pag"eant*ry) n. Scenic shows or spectacles, taken collectively; spectacular quality; splendor.
Such pageantry be to the people shown.Dryden.
The pageantry of festival.J. A. Symonds.
Syn. Pomp; parade; show; display; spectacle.
(Page"hood) n. The state of being a page.
(||Pag"i*na) n.; pl. Paginæ [L.] (Bot.) The surface of a leaf or of a flattened thallus.
(Pag"i*nal) a. [L. paginalis.] Consisting of pages. "Paginal books." Sir T. Browne.
(Pag`i*na"tion) n. The act or process of paging a book; also, the characters used in numbering
the pages; page number. Lowndes.
(Pa"ging) n. The marking or numbering of the pages of a book.
(Pa"god) n. [Cf. F. pagode. See Pagoda.]
1. A pagoda. [R.] "Or some queer pagod." Pope.
2. An idol. [Obs.] Bp. Stillingfleet.
(Pa*go"da) n. [Pg. pagoda, pagode, fr.Hind. & Per. but-kadah a house of idols, or abode of
God; Per. but an idol + kadah a house, a temple.]
1. A term by which Europeans designate religious temples and tower-like buildings of the Hindoos and
Buddhists of India, Farther India, China, and Japan, usually but not always, devoted to idol worship.
2. An idol. [R.] Brande & C.
3. [Prob. so named from the image of a pagoda or a deity (cf. Skr. bhagavat holy, divine) stamped
on it.] A gold or silver coin, of various kinds and values, formerly current in India. The Madras gold
pagoda was worth about three and a half rupees.
(Pa*go"dite) n. (Min.) Agalmatolite; so called because sometimes carved by the Chinese
into the form of pagodas. See Agalmatolite.