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

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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