Definitions

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

  • adj. Having or showing lofty dignity or nobility; stately. See Synonyms at grand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having qualities of splendor or royalty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Possessing or exhibiting majesty; of august dignity, stateliness, or imposing grandeur; lofty; noble; grand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Possessing majesty; having dignity of nature or appearance; of stately character; august.
  • Characteristic of or manifesting majesty; lofty; grand; sublime: as, a majestic mien.
  • Synonyms Majestic, August, Stately; magnificent, imperial, regal, royal, noble. Stately is generally applied to the merely external, and sometimes to the wholly artificial: as, a stately etiquette. The majestic and august are natnral, majestic applying to the appearance, august to the character, while stately often applies to motion: as, a stately walk. August, as applied to persons, implies respect combined with awe on the part of the beholder: as, George Washington is the most august personage in American history. See grand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters
  • adj. having or displaying great dignity or nobility
  • adj. belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler

Etymologies

See majesty (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yet the more profound loss for integrative medicine is Berwick's promotion of what he called the "majestic thing" known as Obamacare.

    John Weeks: Berwick's Exit from Medicare a Loss of a Brother-in-the-Trenches for Integrative Medicine

  • Every time I hear or read about QE, my association is with the Queen Elizabeth oceanliner, which plowed the Atlantic in majestic splendor.

    Economic Consequences Of Stealth Dollar Devaluation

  • Canadian Silver Bug said ... majestic is slow to lower prices on the way down but rarely let the premium go over 1.75, today for example the price is 13.64 US and 15 at majestic which I think is quite fair, the 1 oz premium is 3 at scotia and up to 5 for maples.

    Questionable backing for silver certificates.

  • The poem swung in majestic rhythm to the cool tumult of interstellar conflict, to the onset of starry hosts, to the impact of cold suns and the flaming up of nebular in the darkened void; and through it all, unceasing and faint, like a silver shuttle, ran the frail, piping voice of man, a querulous chirp amid the screaming of planets and the crash of systems.

    Chapter 35

  • In Yosemite, he writes, "some lean back in majestic repose; others, absolutely sheer, or nearly so, for thousands of feet, advance their brows in thoughtful attitudes beyond their companions, giving welcome to storms and calm alikeĀ…."

    John Muir

  • It was a rude awakening to end up this close to serving "Man Food" at place called Brickhouse in majestic Niles, IL, where I'd be dressed in cut off shorts and pushing the "Happy Ending" deserts.

    Anne Peterson: Midwest Girl Living in a Mid East World

  • I was surprised that Buenos Aires was so majestic from the second or third story up wards and so dilapidated at street level, as if the splendor of the past had remained suspended in the heights and refused to descend or disappear.

    Buenos Aires and Evita

  • Ominous, reassuring, triumphant, tender, it swells across the world and across the ages in majestic diapason, and is suddenly hushed for the humble solo of a robin.

    The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing

  • Whilst the door was thus momentarily opened and shut, the voice of the old lady was heard saying, in majestic wrath:

    Lady Molly of Scotland Yard

  • Yes! move on in majestic state to thy Illinois tomb, amidst the bowing ranks of a weeping nation, thou illustrious martyr for us all!

    An Address in Commemoration of Abraham Lincoln

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