English Online Dictionary. What means magnificent? What does magnificent mean?
From Middle French magnificent, from Latin magnificentior, comparative of magnificus (“great in deeds or sentiment, noble, splendid, etc.”), from magnus (“great”) + -ficens, a form of -ficiens, the regular form, in compounds, of faciens, a participle of facere (“to do”).
- IPA(key): /mæɡˈnɪfəsənt/
- Hyphenation: mag‧nif‧i‧cent
magnificent (comparative more magnificent, superlative most magnificent)
- Grand, elegant or splendid in appearance.
- Grand or noble in action.
- Exceptional for its kind.
- magnificent frigatebird
- “magnificent”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “magnificent”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “magnificent”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- third-person plural present active subjunctive of magnificō