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. Timothy Bono:

    The beauty of a budding rosebud or a magnificent oak tree captures our attention and can provide peaceful diversion from our otherwise busy, stressful and fast-paced lives, if we're feeling down and unmotivated, a simple 10-minute walk outside may be just what we need to elevate our mood and catch a second wind for the work we have remaining in the day.

  2. Heather Lydia Thornhill:

    Love is like a volcano hidden deep inside, at times it erupts in a magnificent happening.

  3. The ICC:

    The( ICC) The Board considered the behavior of some of the West Indies players in the immediate aftermath of the final, and unanimously agreed that certain comments and actions were inappropriate, disrespectful and brought the event into disrepute, the Board acknowledged an apology by the WICB but was disappointed to note that such behavior had detracted from the success of what was otherwise a magnificent tournament and final.

  4. Universal Studios/Getty Images:

    I simply look out my windows … [ and admire ] the beauty of the Shambala Preserve, there is nothing quite as beautiful as the view from my dining room window of Mona -- a magnificent Bengal tiger -- walking across her compound.

  5. John Selden:

    A glorious Church is like a magnificent feast; there is all the variety that may be, but every one chooses out a dish or two that he likes, and lets the rest alone: how glorious soever the Church is, every one chooses out of it his own religion, by which he governs himself, and lets the rest alone.

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    a fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet
    • A. greedy
    • B. plush
    • C. busy
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