splendor

[splen-der]
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noun
  1. brilliant or gorgeous appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificence: the splendor of the palace.
  2. an instance or display of imposing pomp or grandeur: the splendor of the coronation.
  3. grandeur; glory; brilliant distinction: the splendor of ancient Greek architecture.
  4. great brightness; brilliant light or luster.
verb (used with object)
  1. to make splendid by decorating lavishly; adorn.
verb (used without object)
  1. to move or proceed with splendor, grandeur, or pomp.
Also especially British, splen·dour.

Origin of splendor

1400–50; < Latin splendor, equivalent to splend(ēre) to shine + -or -or1; replacing late Middle English splendure < Anglo-French < Latin, as above
Related formssplen·dor·ous, splen·drous [splen-druhs] /ˈsplɛn drəs/, adjectiveout·splen·dor, verb (used with object)un·splen·dor·ous, adjectiveun·splen·dor·ous·ly, adverb
Can be confusedsplendid splendorous

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Word Origin and History for splendorous

splendor

n.

mid-15c., from Middle French esplendour, from Latin splendor "brilliance," from splendere "be bright, shine" (see splendid).

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