American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bottle, holding about two fifths of a gallon (1.5 liters), for wine or liquor.
- n. The amount of liquid that this bottle can hold.
- n. A magnum cartridge or firearm.
- adj. Of or relating to a cartridge containing a larger explosive charge than other cartridges of the same size.
- adj. Designed to shoot magnum cartridges.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large wine-bottle, usually twice the size of the ordinary bottle used for the same kind of wine.
- n. The quantity of wine contained in such a bottle: as, a magnum of port.
- n. Pl. magna (-nä). In anatomy, the largest bone of the human carpus, in the distal row, between the trapezoid and the unciform, in special relation with the head of the middle metacarpal bone: more fully called os magnum. It is the third carpale of a typical carpus, and is also known as capitatum, or os capitatum, from its shape in man.
- n. wine A bottle of wine containing 1.5 liters of fluid, double the volume of a standard bottle.
- n. A gun calibre larger than, or derived from, a smaller similar cartridge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A large wine bottle.
- n. (Anat.) A bone of the carpus at the base of the third metacarpal bone.
- n. A magnum pistol, or the cartridge such a pistol uses.
- adj. (Firearms) Having a larger charge than usual for a cartridge of the same caliber; -- of cartridges for handgun.
- adj. (Firearms) Designed to use a cartridge with a larger charge than usual for handguns of the same caliber; -- of handguns.
- n. a large wine bottle for liquor or wine
- From Latin magnum ("great") (Wiktionary)
- From Latin, neuter of magnus, great; see meg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dave, a question: For most hunting situations in North America, do you believe a magnum is advantageous?”
“Horton Foote wrote more than 60 plays, won a Pulitzer Prize, two Academy Awards, but what he called his magnum opus is only now getting its world premiere, six months after his death at the age of 92.”
“Yes | No | Report from elmer f. wrote 3 weeks 1 day ago well, from this it apears that trophy hunters do not want to chase their deer after they shoot ti. i can not imagine that the 30-06 places 4th, while the 300 magnum is first (and i own & deer hunt w/a 300 mag)!”
“Severely reduced charges in magnum cases can cause the problems you mention.”
“I too shy away from rifle calibers ending in magnum, and I see no real need for super hot calibers for whitetail sized game at whitetail hunting typical ranges.”
“I quickly picked up my magnum from the ground and started running.”
“Guranteed kill. #2 buckshot in 20 gauge 3 magnum is good also”
“Port the barrels in your O/U and a 3 inch magnum is quite doable.”
“Oh yeah ... 8mm magnum is pretty rare but is probably tough to beat as an elk round.”
“The 7mm magnum is no more of a meat mangler than a .300 Win Mag at a comparable range with similar weight bullet.”
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