Definitions for magnificentmægˈnɪf ə sənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mag•nif•i•centmægˈnɪf ə sənt(adj.)

  1. splendid or impressive in appearance.

  2. very fine; superb:

    magnificent weather.

  3. noble; sublime.

  4. (usu. cap.) (formerly used as a title)

    Lorenzo the Magnificent.

  5. lavish:

    a magnificent feast.

Origin of magnificent:

1425–75; < MF < LL magnificent- in L a var. s., of magnificus


Princeton's WordNet

  1. brilliant, glorious, magnificent, splendid(adj)

    characterized by grandeur

    "the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. magnificent(adjective)ægˈnɪf ə sənt

    excellent and very impressive

    a magnificent work of art; You look magnificent.; the magnificence of the mountains; The system worked magnificently.


  1. magnificent(Adjective)

    Grand, elegant or splendid in appearance.

  2. magnificent(Adjective)

    Grand or noble in action.

  3. magnificent(Adjective)

    Exceptional for its kind.

  4. Origin: From as if *, equivalent to magnificus, from magnus + -ficens, an accom. form of -ficiens, the reg. form in compounds of faciens, ppr. of facere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magnificent(adj)

    doing grand things; admirable in action; displaying great power or opulence, especially in building, way of living, and munificence

  2. Magnificent(adj)

    grand in appearance; exhibiting grandeur or splendor; splendid' pompous


  1. Magnificent!

    Magnificent! is an album by pianist Barry Harris recorded in 1969 and released on the Prestige label.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'magnificent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4372

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'magnificent' in Adjectives Frequency: #596

Translations for magnificent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


great and splendid

a magnificent costume; a magnificent performance.

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