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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MAGNIF'ICENT, a. Grand in appearance; splendid; pompous.
Man he made, and for him built
Magnificent this world.
1. Exhibiting grandeur.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: characterized by grandeur; "the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony" [syn: brilliant, glorious, magnificent, splendid]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 15th century 1. great in deed or exalted in place used only of former famous rulers <Lorenzo the Magnificent> 2. marked by stately grandeur and lavishness <a magnificent way of life> 3. sumptuous in structure and adornment <a magnificent cathedral>; broadly strikingly beautiful or impressive <a magnificent physique> 4. impressive to the mind or spirit ; sublime <magnificent prose> 5. exceptionally fine <a magnificent day> Synonyms: see grand magnificently adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 splendid, stately. 2 sumptuously constructed or adorned. 3 splendidly lavish. 4 colloq. fine, excellent. Derivatives: magnificence n. magnificently adv. Etymology: F magnificent or L magnificus f. magnus great

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Magnificent Mag*nif"i*cent, a. [See Magnificence.] 1. Doing grand things; admirable in action; displaying great power or opulence, especially in building, way of living, and munificence. A prince is never so magnificent As when he's sparing to enrich a few With the injuries of many. --Massinger. 2. Grand in appearance; exhibiting grandeur or splendor; splendid' pompous. When Rome's exalted beauties I descry Magnificent in piles of ruin lie. --Addison. Syn: Glorious; majestic; sublime. See Grand.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you say that something or someone is magnificent, you mean that you think they are extremely good, beautiful, or impressive. ...a magnificent country house in wooded grounds. ...magnificent views over the San Fernando Valley... = splendid ADJ magnificence ...the magnificence of the Swiss mountains. = splendour N-UNCOUNT: oft N of n magnificently The team played magnificently throughout the competition. = splendidly ADV: ADV after v, ADV adj/-ed

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Grand (in appearance), splendid, superb, majestic, sublime, noble. 2. Pompous, imposing, stately, showy, gorgeous, superb.

Moby Thesaurus

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