What does Magnum mean?

Definitions for Magnum
ˈmæg nəmmag·num

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnumnoun

    a large wine bottle for liquor or wine


  1. Magnumnoun

    A magnum pistol, or the cartridge such a pistol uses; as, he always carried a .44 magnum.

  2. magnumadjective

    (Firearms) Having a larger charge than usual for a cartridge of the same caliber; -- of cartridges for handgun; as, a .44 magnum cartridge.

  3. magnumadjective

    (Firearms) Designed to use a cartridge with a larger charge than usual for handguns of the same caliber; -- of handguns; as, a .44 magnum pistol.


  1. magnumnoun

    A bottle of wine containing 1.5 liters of fluid, double the volume of a standard bottle.

  2. magnumnoun

    A gun calibre larger than, or derived from, a smaller similar cartridge.

  3. Etymology: From magnum


  1. magnum

    A magnum is a unit of volume for liquids, primarily used for quantifying wine, champagne, or other alcohol beverages, which is traditionally equivalent to two standard wine bottles or 150cl. However, the term can also refer to other large things or a .357 Magnum, a powerful type of gun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magnumnoun

    a large wine bottle

  2. Magnumnoun

    a bone of the carpus at the base of the third metacarpal bone

  3. Etymology: [Neut. sing. of L. magnus great.]


  1. Magnum

    Magnum are a British progressive rock band from Birmingham, England. Formed as a four piece by Tony Clarkin, Bob Catley, Kex Gorin and Bob Doyle in order to appear as the resident band at The Rum Runner night club in Birmingham. Magnum have undergone several changes in personnel over the years; however, the core of Catley and Clarkin remain. Magnum's most notable success during their early years was Chase The Dragon in 1982, which reached #17 in the UK Albums Chart, and included several songs that would be mainstays of the band's live set, notably "Soldier Of The Line," "Sacred Hour" and "The Spirit". Their breakthrough came in 1985 with the gold certified album On A Storyteller's Night, which featured the single "Just Like An Arrow". This success continued in the following years with the Roger Taylor produced Vigilante in 1986, the Top 5, silver certified album Wings Of Heaven in 1988, which featured three Top 40 singles, and the Keith Olsen produced Goodnight L.A. which reached #9 in the UK Album Chart in 1990. In 1995, Clarkin announced Magnum's split; he later formed another band, with Catley and Al Barrow called Hard Rain. Magnum reformed in 2001 and have released a further six studio albums since then. Their most recent album On the 13th Day was released in September 2012.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Magnum

    mag′num, n. a bottle holding two quarts: the quantity of wine filling such. [L.]

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Magnum is ranked #146201 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Magnum surname appeared 113 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Magnum.

    52.2% or 59 total occurrences were White.
    21.2% or 24 total occurrences were Black.
    14.1% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    7% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.
    5.3% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Magnum in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Magnum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Magnum in a Sentence

  1. Joe Campanale:

    For instance, if a 750ml costs $20, the magnum (2 bottles) will probably cost us $50.

  2. John Jacob:

    Working on film sets was really important to Magnum, and all of the photographers working with Magnum in the '50s did films.

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