from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greatness or lavishness of surroundings; splendor.
- n. Grand or imposing beauty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. grandeur, brilliance, lavishness or splendor
- n. The act of doing what magnificent; the state or quality of being magnificent.
- n. impressiveness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of doing what is magnificent; the state or quality of being magnificent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of being magnificent; grandeur, as of appearance or of character; splendor; brilliancy: as, the magnificence of a palace or of a procession; the magnificence of Shakspere's genius.
- n. A high degree of generosity; munificence.
- n. A title of courtesy belonging of right to several high officers of ancient Rome, and also to the rector (rector magnificus), prorector, and chancellor of a German university, and to some other German officials: corresponding to lordship, highness, or eminence (with his or your prefixed).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
- n. splendid or imposing in size or appearance
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