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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Magnificent  \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 
  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}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  characterized  by  or  attended  with  brilliance  or  grandeur; 
  "the  brilliant  court  life  at  Versailles";  "a  glorious 
  work  of  art";  "magnificent  cathedrals";  "the  splendid 
  coronation  ceremony"  [syn:  {brilliant},  {glorious},  {splendid}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  MAGNIFICENT,  adj  Having  a  grandeur  or  splendor  superior  to  that  to 
  which  the  spectator  is  accustomed,  as  the  ears  of  an  ass,  to  a  rabbit, 
  or  the  glory  of  a  glowworm,  to  a  maggot. 

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