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." -- Massinger.
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.