American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Great light or luster; brilliance.
- n. Magnificent appearance or display; grandeur.
- n. Something grand or magnificent.
- n. Great fame; glory.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Great brightness; brilliant luster: as, the splendor of the sun.
- n. Great show of richness and elegance; magnificence; pomp; parade; grandeur; eminence: as, the splendor of a victory.
- n. In heraldry See sun in splendor, under sun. Synonyms Refulgence, Brilliance, etc. See
- To make splendid; illuminate with splendor; light up.
- n. American Great light, luster or brilliance.
- n. American Magnificent appearance, display or grandeur.
- n. American Great fame or glory.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Great brightness; brilliant luster; brilliancy.
- n. Magnifience; pomp; parade.
- n. Brilliancy; glory.
- n. a quality that outshines the usual
- n. the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
- From Anglo-Norman splendur, splendour, or directly from its source Latin splendor, from the verb splendere ("to shine"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English splendoure, from Old French splendour, from Latin splendor, from splendēre, to shine. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Yet the splendor is the authenticity of each fluid stage of his development, which is no small task.”
“This brilliant wheel, justly called a splendor, is attached to a conical cap on the head of the dancer, held by a ribbon or kerchief tied under the chin.”
“The picture postcard view of The Greenbrier resort's white hotel facade offset with tulips in spring splendor is gone, replaced by cranes, dust and construction workers in a dash to finish an underground casino beneath what used to be the front lawn.”
“And then, in splendor and glory, came the great idea.”
“The capital of Hallandren is T'telir, a beautiful city by the sea, a center of the dyeing trade where colorfully-dressed crowds mill through the bustling streets, and living gods rule in splendor, confined to the gilded cage known as the Court of Gods.”
“As a prelude to an “inevitable” battle between the Red Man and the White Man in a later story in the same collection, a similar setting in all its naturalistic splendor is detailed:”
“Its architecture, especially what remains of its sixteenth century splendor, is some of the most impressive I've ever seen.”
“But the fact, that a government, in which the principle was carried to the utmost extreme, not only existed, but existed for so long a period, in great power and splendor, is proof conclusive both of its practicability and its compatibility with the power and permanency of government.”
“Zip open the tent and the mountain splendor washes over us”
“While at prayer, the Archangel Michael teaches her; two illustrious virgins, equal in splendor and virtue encourage her in frequent conversations.”
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