Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Magnificent (Page: 882)

Mag*nif"i*cent (?), a. [See Magnificence.]

1. Doing grand things; admirable in action; displaying great power or opulence, especially in building, way of living, and munificence.

A prince is never so magnificent As when he's sparing to enrich a few With the injuries of many. Massinger.

2. Grand in appearance; exhibiting grandeur or splendor; splendid' pompous.

When Rome's exalted beauties I descry Magnificent in piles of ruin lie. Addison.
Syn. -- Glorious; majestic; sublime. See Grand.