Definition of "magnificent" []

  • Splendid in appearance; grand: a magnificent palace. (adjective)
  • Grand or noble in thought or deed; exalted. (adjective)
  • Outstanding of its kind; superlative: a magnificent place for sailing. See Synonyms at grand. (adjective)
  • Splendid or impressive in appearance (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Superb or very fine (adjective)
  • (esp of ideas) noble or elevated (adjective)
  • Great or exalted in rank or action (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "magnificent" in a sentence
  • "Madam Newcott, kneeling in front of Caroline and intent on putting the finishing touches on what she called a magnificent creation, ignored the comment."
  • "Huc and Gabet's account of Lhassa is, I do not doubt, excellent as to particulars; but the trees which they describe as magnificent, and girdling the city, have uniformly been represented to me as poor stunted willows, apricots, poplars, and walnuts, confined to the gardens of the rich."
  • "England had been, and revered him with such enthusiasm for what she called his magnificent manhood and beneficence, as was ready on the least encouragement to have become something a good deal warmer; but whatever she did served to make her distasteful to him."