from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Pageants and their presentation.
  • n. Grand display; pomp.
  • n. Empty show; flashy display.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pageant; a colourful show or display, as in a pageant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Scenic shows or spectacles, taken collectively; spectacular quality; splendor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pageants collectively; theatrical display; splendid display in general.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes
  • n. a rich and spectacular ceremony


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