What does magnificent mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word magnificent.

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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Suggested Resources

  1. magnificent

    Song lyrics by magnificent -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by magnificent on the Lyrics.com website.

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

How to pronounce magnificent?

How to say magnificent in sign language?

Numerology

  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. Greg Glassman:

    It did so well and became so popular that it has become a thing far larger than I could have hoped, the world has changed, but the magnificent human machine, the proven benefits of CrossFit, and its market opportunity remain unchanged. It is time for the founder to bid adieu and find other creative outlets.

  2. Jack London:

    I would rather be ashes than dust I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

  3. Snoop Dogg:

    I'm honored to be co-hosting the only sporting event on the planet guaranteed to raise the 'woof', with the magnificent Martha Stewart.

  4. Sahar Saleem:

    We show that, at least for Pharoah Amenhotep I, the priests of the 21st dynasty lovingly repaired the injuries inflicted by the tomb robbers, restored Pharoah Amenhotep mummy to its former glory, and preserved the magnificent jewelry and amulets in place.

  5. Vasile Blaga:

    At the moment the PSD has an ample majority, They have everything they need to come up with this magnificent budget, in which they promised to solve everything without raising taxes.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

magnificent#1#9664#10000

Translations for magnificent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for magnificent »

Translation

Find a translation for the magnificent definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these magnificent definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "magnificent." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 6 Feb. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/magnificent>.

    Are we missing a good definition for magnificent? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    very close or connected in space or time
    • A. contiguous
    • B. epidemic
    • C. appellative
    • D. butch

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for magnificent: