Origin of magnificent
Examples from the Web for magnificent
Prince George and his parents are enjoying their first Christmas in their magnificent country home.
You were thrilled to see this magnificent woman break out of this one horse town.
And, most of all, thank you federal, state, and local governments for magnificent public school systems.Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam|P. J. O’Rourke|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The magnificent Murray: Murray has been forgotten in Baltimore, but deserves to be remembered.
When I asked what this train would cost, the magnificent Murray waved me away.
He is magnificent--a saint--a scholar--everything--but not nice!Lady Merton, Colonist|Mrs. Humphry Ward
The night was to be much darker than would have been thought from the magnificent daytime.Godfrey Morgan|Jules Verne
The Shapsook chief at Ekaterinodar seemed conscious of his magnificent appearance.
This fact, however, by no means detracts from the value of such a magnificent herd as that of Mr. Crosbie.Disturbed Ireland|Bernard H. Becker
The archbishops seat was removed to the present Upsala, where work was commenced on the magnificent cathedral.Sweden|Victor Nilsson
British Dictionary definitions for magnificent
Word Origin for magnificent
Word Origin and History for magnificent
mid-15c., from Old French magnificent, a back-formation from Latin magnificentior, comparative of magnificus "great, elevated, noble, distinguished," literally "doing great deeds" (see magnificence).