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Definitions for majesty
ˈmædʒ ə stimajesty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stateliness, majesty, loftinessnoun

    impressiveness in scale or proportion

Wiktionary

  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.

    Amidst
    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.

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.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Tony Blair:

    It is an immense honour to be appointed Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and I am deeply grateful to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

  2. 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.

  3. Bhartrihari:

    The attribute most noble of the hand Is readiness in giving; of the head, Bending before a teacher; of the mouth, Veracious speaking; of a victor?s arms, Undaunted valour; of the inner heart, Pureness the most unsullied; of the ears, Delight in hearing and receiving truth?These are adornments of high-minded men, Better than all the majesty of Empire.

  4. David Cameron:

    Over the last 63 years, Her Majesty has been a rock of stability in a world of constant change and her selfless sense of service and duty has earned admiration not only in Britain, but right across the globe, it is only right that today we should celebrate her extraordinary record, as well as the grace and dignity with which she serves our country.

  5. Thomas Doherty:

    When the coronation films were shown on American television, the networks naturally sold advertising, and the Brits were upset that cigarette commercials were in disrespectful proximity to Her Majesty. This helped reenforce the Brits in their view that TV should continue to be government sponsored and paid for by taxes on the TV set and turned them away from considering the commercial model for TV like ours.

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