leaf, slab, compaginare to join together, compages a joining together, structure. See Pact, Page of a book.]

1. A theatrical exhibition; a spectacle. "A pageant truly played." Shak.

To see sad pageants of men's miseries.

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 !

We love the man, the paltry pageant you.

(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.

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.

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