1. making a splendid appearance or show; of exceptional beauty, size, etc.:
"a magnificent cathedral; magnificent scenery."
2. extraordinarily fine; superb:
"a magnificent opportunity; magnificent weather."
3. noble; sublime:
a magnificent poem.
4.(usually initial capital letter) (formerly used as a title of some rulers) great; grand:
"Lorenzo the Magnificent."
5.lavishly munificent; extravagant:
"a magnificent inheritance."
1425-75; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin magnificent- (stem recorded in comparative, superlative, and other forms) for magnificus. See magnific, -ent