1. Splendid in appearance; grand: a magnificent palace. See Synonyms at grand.
2. Grand or noble in thought or accomplishment; exalted: a magnificent notion.
3. Outstanding of its kind; excellent: a magnificent place for sailing.
[Middle English, from Old French, from magnificence, splendor, from Latin magnificentia, from , magnificent- comparative and superlative stem of magnificus, magnificent; see MAGNIFIC.]
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