What does Magnificent mean?

Definitions for Magnificent
mægˈnɪf ə səntmag·nif·i·cent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brilliant, glorious, magnificent, splendidadjective

    characterized by grandeur

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


  1. magnificentadjective

    Grand, elegant or splendid in appearance.

  2. magnificentadjective

    Grand or noble in action.

  3. magnificentadjective

    Exceptional for its kind.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Magnificentadjective

    Etymology: magnificus, Latin.

    Man he made, and for him built
    Magnificent this world. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ix.

    It is suitable to the magnificent harmony of the universe, that the species of creatures should, by gentle degrees, ascend upward from us toward his perfection, as we see they gradually descend from us downwards. John Locke.

    Immortal glories in my mind revive,
    When Rome’s exalted beauties I descry,
    Magnificent in piles of ruin lie. Addison.

    If he were magnificent, he spent much with an aspiring intent: if he spared, he heaped much with an aspiring intent. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magnificentadjective

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

  2. Magnificentadjective

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Magnificent

    mag-nif′i-sent, adj. great in deeds or in appearance: grand: noble: pompous: displaying greatness of size or extent.—n. Magnif′icence.—adv. Magnif′icently.—n. Magnif′ico (Shak.), a title for a Venetian nobleman: a grandee.

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Magnificent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Magnificent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Magnificent in a Sentence

  1. Danny Lee:

    I feel very confident about tomorrow, jordan just played magnificent today. I think it's going to be a fun day for us tomorrow.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Few people know what a great man and leader Shinzo Abe was, but history will teach them and be kind, above all, he was a man who loved and cherished his magnificent country, Japan. Shinzo Abe will be greatly missed.

  3. Donald Trump:

    This is the year we're going to take back the House. We're going to take back the Senate. And we're going to take back America. And in 2024 most importantly, we are going to take back our magnificent White House.

  4. Christopher Skaife:

    We are very, very pleased to say here at the Tower of London that we have now got four magnificent chicks, the first time they have been born at the Tower of London for over 30 years, we decided that it would be a really good idea to see if we could actually breed ravens ourselves at the Tower of London to secure our future, after all legend tells us that should the ravens leave the Tower of London it will crumble into dust and a great harm befall the kingdom.

  5. Thane Maynard:

    We lost an incredible, magnificent animal that is important to our program.

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    a long narrow excavation in the earth
    • A. ignominy
    • B. ditch
    • C. reciprocal
    • D. elan

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