What does Majesty mean?

Definitions for Majesty
ˈmædʒ ə stimajesty

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Majesty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stateliness, majesty, loftinessnoun

    impressiveness in scale or proportion


  1. majestynoun

    The quality of being impressive and great

    the majesty of the Great Pyramids

  2. Majestypronoun

    a term of address for royalty and imperiality

    His/Her/Your Majesty

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MAJESTYnoun

    Etymology: majestas, Latin.

    The voice of the Lord is full of majesty. Psal. xxix. 4.

    The Lord reigneth; he is clothed with majesty. Psal. xciii.

    Thick clouds and dark, doth heav’n’s all-ruling sire
    Chuse to reside, his glory unobscur’d,
    And with the majesty of darkness round
    Covers his throne. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ii.

    Great, without pride, in sober majesty. Alexander Pope.

    Thine, O Lord, is the power and majesty. 1 Chron. xxix.

    To the only wise God be glory and majesty. Jude v. 25.

    He gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father majesty. Dan. v. 18.

    The first in loftiness of thought surpass’d,
    The next in majesty. Dryden.

    Most royal majesty,
    I crave no more than what your highness offer’d,
    Nor will you tender less. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    I have a garden opens to the sea,
    From whence I can your majesty convey
    To some nigh friend. Edmund Waller.

    He, who had been always believed a creature of the queen, visited her majesty but once in six weeks. Edward Hyde.

    I walk in awful state above
    The majesty of heaven. Dryden.


  1. Majesty

    Majesty (abbreviated HM for His Majesty or Her Majesty, oral address Your Majesty; from the Latin maiestas, meaning "greatness") is used as a manner of address by many monarchs, usually kings or queens. Where used, the style outranks the style of (Imperial/Royal) Highness, but is inferior to the style of Imperial Majesty. It has cognates in many other languages, especially of Europe.


  1. majesty

    Majesty refers to the grandeur, nobility, dignity, or beauty that inspires awe and great respect, often associated with sovereignty or royalty. It can also refer to a title used in addressing or referring to a high-ranking sovereign like a king or queen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Majestynoun

    the dignity and authority of sovereign power; quality or state which inspires awe or reverence; grandeur; exalted dignity, whether proceeding from rank, character, or bearing; imposing loftiness; stateliness; -- usually applied to the rank and dignity of sovereigns

  2. Majestynoun

    hence, used with the possessive pronoun, the title of an emperor, king or queen; -- in this sense taking a plural; as, their majesties attended the concert

  3. Majestynoun

    dignity; elevation of manner or style

  4. Etymology: [OE. magestee, F. majest, L. majestas, fr. an old compar. of magnus great. See Major, Master.]


  1. Majesty

    Majesty is an English word derived ultimately from the Latin maiestas, meaning greatness. The title ranks above Royal Highness.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Majesty

    maj′es-ti, n. greatness: grandeur: dignity: elevation of manner or style: royal state: a title of kings and other sovereigns, esp. with possessive pronouns, as His or Her Majesty, &c.: a symbolic representation of the first person of the Trinity enthroned: the canopy of a hearse: (her.) an eagle crowned and sceptred.—adjs. Majes′tic, -al, having or exhibiting majesty: stately: sublime.—adv. Majes′tically, in a majestic manner.—n. Majes′ticalness, Majes′ticness, majesty. [Fr. majesté—L. majestasmajus, comp. of magnus, great.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. majesty

    A title applied to sovereigns; as, Her Britannic Majesty.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Majesty' in Nouns Frequency: #2837

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Majesty in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Majesty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Majesty in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    From the Second World War to today, her majesty has stood as a constant symbol of these priceless traditions, she has embodied the spirit of dignity, duty and patriotism that beats proudly in every British heart.

  2. Christen Kuikoua:

    The certainty of the world's end looms, yet those whose hearts reside at the feet of the Lord shall not meet their end as the world does. For the earth, beneath our Creator's majesty, is but His footstool, and He reigns as the sovereign monarch over both heaven and earth. In this divine embrace, one finds an eternal sanctuary beyond the temporal boundaries of worldly existence.

  3. Buckingham Palace:

    Her Majesty The Queen has kindly given permission for the ceremony to take place at The Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, the ceremony will be followed by a private reception, given by the queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

  4. Attorney Jawaid Iqbal Jafree:

    Her Majesty the Queen will rise in the highest public interest … with facilitating honest disposal and transferring the possession of the Koh-i-Noor diamond which was illegally taken.

  5. Pippa Mills:

    Formal identification processes will take place as well as the examinations to establish the causes of their deaths, this process is likely to be a lengthy one but it is crucial and Essex Police are working with her majesty's coroner to ensure the dignity of the victims and the respect for their loved ones is at the forefront of Essex Police investigation.

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