Definitions for magnumˈmæg nəm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a large wine bottle having a capacity of two ordinary bottles, or 1.5 liters (1.6 quarts).
Category: Viniculture/Winemaking, Weights and Measures
a magnum cartridge or firearm.
(adj.)(of a cartridge) equipped with a larger charge than other cartridges of the same size.
(of a firearm) using such a cartridge.
Origin of magnum:
1780–90; < L, neut. of magnus large
a large wine bottle for liquor or wine
A bottle of wine containing 1.5 liters of fluid, double the volume of a standard bottle.
A gun calibre larger than, or derived from, a smaller similar cartridge.
Origin: From magnum
a large wine bottle
a bone of the carpus at the base of the third metacarpal bone