ma·​jes·​tic | \ mə-ˈjes-tik \

Definition of majestic

: having or exhibiting majesty : stately majestic mountains

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Other Words from majestic

majestically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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grand, magnificent, imposing, stately, majestic, grandiose mean large and impressive. grand adds to greatness of size the implications of handsomeness and dignity. a grand staircase magnificent implies an impressive largeness proportionate to scale without sacrifice of dignity or good taste. magnificent paintings imposing implies great size and dignity but especially stresses impressiveness. an imposing edifice stately may suggest poised dignity, erectness of bearing, handsomeness of proportions, ceremonious deliberation of movement. the stately procession majestic combines the implications of imposing and stately and usually adds a suggestion of solemn grandeur. a majestic waterfall grandiose implies a size or scope exceeding ordinary experience grandiose hydroelectric projects but is most commonly applied derogatorily to inflated pretension or absurd exaggeration. grandiose schemes

Examples of majestic in a Sentence

a majestic pillar of society who continues to entertain in grand style a majestic Egyptian pyramid that has enthralled travelers for aeons

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Stride brings one of his Harris hawks to the Craig's Way Trail located right beside the domes, and allows guests to interact with the majestic bird. Tiffany Thornton, USA TODAY, "Geodesic domes bring nature’s beauty indoors," 21 June 2018 Ivy cloaks some buildings completely but on many Houtouwan houses, beautiful roof tiles still gleam and broken verandas offer majestic views of the stormy sea. Washington Post, "Explore an abandoned Chinese village now engulfed by nature," 7 June 2018 Ivy cloaks some buildings completely but on many Houtouwan houses, beautiful roof tiles still gleam and broken verandas offer majestic views of the stormy sea. Fox News, "Explore an abandoned Chinese village now engulfed by nature," 6 June 2018 No amount of fairy dust could make that scene majestic. Lorraine Ali,, "The royal wedding: Fairy tale or 'Game of Thrones'?," 17 May 2018 Today, one of the best places to catch the majestic birds in action is the Upper Klamath Basin, which straddles the Oregon/California border. Tyler Moss, Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Best Places to See Wildlife in the U.S.," 23 Apr. 2018 The majestic birds leave early in the morning to feed, then return late in the day. New York Times, "Tucson Is a City That Encourages You to Explore," 28 Mar. 2018 Offering a majestic panoramic view of the valley below, the minimalist interior is lined entirely with timber, with just three resting platforms and one hunting trophy for decor. Jacqueline Colette Prosper, ELLE Decor, "A Mountain House, Perched On A Rocky Ledge, Boasts Major Cool Factor," 11 Nov. 2016 It's being fought in Africa to keep poachers away from the majestic creatures. Janet Fang, Popular Mechanics, "New Netflix Doc Walks the Front Lines of the War to Save Elephants," 11 Nov. 2016

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1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of majestic was in 1606

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English Language Learners Definition of majestic

: large and impressively beautiful


ma·​jes·​tic | \ mə-ˈje-stik \

Kids Definition of majestic

: very impressive and beautiful or dignified majestic mountains

Other Words from majestic

majestically \ -​sti-​kə-​lē \ adverb

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