Definitions for magnificencemægˈnɪf ə səns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mag•nif•i•cencemægˈnɪf ə səns(n.)

  1. the quality of being magnificent.

  2. impressiveness of surroundings.

Origin of magnificence:

1300–50; ME (< MF) < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impressiveness, grandness, magnificence, richness(noun)

    splendid or imposing in size or appearance

    "the grandness of the architecture"; "impressed by the richness of the flora"

  2. magnificence, brilliance, splendor, splendour, grandeur, grandness(noun)

    the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand

    "for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel"; "his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects"; "it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor"; "an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art"; "advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products"

Wiktionary

  1. magnificence(Noun)

    grandeur, brilliance, lavishness or splendor

  2. magnificence(Noun)

    The act of doing what magnificent; the state or quality of being magnificent.

  3. magnificence(Noun)

    impressiveness

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magnificence(noun)

    the act of doing what magnificent; the state or quality of being magnificent

Freebase

  1. Magnificence

    Magnificence is a 1973 play by English playwright Howard Brenton. It has two plotlines. Firstly, five far-left revolutionaries squat an unoccupied house in London. Secondly, a Conservative cabinet MP loses faith in himself. The two plotlines converge in the final scene, where Jed accidentally kills both himself and the MP with plastic explosive. The published text of the play takes as its epigraph lines from Brecht's Die Maßnahme: Sink into the mire Embrace the butcher But change the world.


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