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Definitions for splendid
ˈsplɛn dɪdsplen·did

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glorious, resplendent, splendid, splendiferousadjective

    having great beauty and splendor

    "a glorious spring morning"; "a glorious sunset"; "splendid costumes"; "a kind of splendiferous native simplicity"

  2. excellent, first-class, fantabulous, splendidadjective

    very good;of the highest quality

    "made an excellent speech"; "the school has excellent teachers"; "a first-class mind"

  3. 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. splendidadjective

    Possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright; as, a splendid sun.

  2. splendidadjective

    Showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous; as, a splendid palace; a splendid procession or pageant.

  3. splendidadjective

    Illustrious; heroic; brilliant; celebrated; famous; as, a splendid victory or reputation.

  4. Etymology: From splendidus, from.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SPLENDIDadjective

    Showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous.

    Etymology: splendide, Fr. splendidus, Latin.

    Unacceptable, though in heav’n, our state
    Of splendid vassalage. John Milton.

    Deep in a rich alcove the prince was laid,
    And slept beneath the pompous colonade:
    Fast by his side Pisistratus lay spread,
    In age his equal, on a splendid bed. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Splendidadjective

    possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright; as, a splendid sun

  2. Splendidadjective

    showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous; as, a splendid palace; a splendid procession or pageant

  3. Splendidadjective

    illustrious; heroic; brilliant; celebrated; famous; as, a splendid victory or reputation

  4. Etymology: [L. splendidus, fr. splendere shine; cf. Lith. splendti: cf. F. splendide.]


  1. Splendid

    Splendid was a musical duo featuring Angie Hart and Jesse Tobias, who at the time were also husband and wife.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Splendid

    splen′did, adj. magnificent: famous: illustrious: heroic.—adj. Splen′dent, splendid, bright.—adv. Splen′didly.—ns. Splen′didness; Splen′dour, the appearance of anything splendid: brilliance: magnificence. [L. splendidussplendēre, to shine.]

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'splendid' in Adjectives Frequency: #696

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of splendid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of splendid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of splendid in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Woollcott:

    I think your slogan Liberty or Death is splendid and whichever one you decide on will be all right with me.

  2. June Spencer:

    In 1950 I helped to plant an acorn. It took root and in January 1951 it was planted out and called' The Archers,' over the years it has thrived and become a splendid great tree with many branches.

  3. Sophie Scholl:

    “It is such a splendid sunny day and I have to go.”

  4. Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Chapter 34:

    Scent is the soul of flowers, and sea flowers, as splendid as they may be, have no soul!

  5. Annie Besant:

    Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.

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