Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Magnificent.
  • adj. Imposingly large.
  • adj. Exalted.
  • adj. Pompous; grandiloquent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Grand; splendid; illustrious; magnificent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Grand; splendid; illustrious; magnificent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making great or illustrious; glorifying or glorious; splendid; magnificent.

Etymologies

Middle English magnifique, from Old French, from Latin magnificus : magnus, great; see meg- in Indo-European roots + -ficus, -fic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin magnificus. (Wiktionary)

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