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

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

Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Grand, elegant or splendid in appearance.
  • adj. Grand or noble in action.
  • adj. Exceptional for its kind.

the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Doing grand things; admirable in action; displaying great power or opulence, especially in building, way of living, and munificence.
  • adj. Grand in appearance; exhibiting grandeur or splendor; splendid; pompous.

The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Great in deeds or action; especially, very liberal; munificent; generous; open-handed.
  • Making a great show; possessing or pretending to greatness; stately; ostentatious.
  • Grand in appearance or character; exhibiting greatness; splendid; brilliant; of extraordinary excellence: as, a magnificent building or view; a magnificent victory or poem; magnificent conceptions.
  • Exhibiting greatness of size or extent: as, the preparations were upon a magnificent scale; a city of magnificent distances.
  • Synonyms Superb, Splendid, etc. (see grand); imposing, august, gorgeous.

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

  • adj. characterized by grandeur

Word Usage

" Madam Newcott, kneeling in front of Caroline and intent on putting the finishing touches on what she called a magnificent creation, ignored the comment. "


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