Definition of majesty
1 : sovereign power, authority, or dignity
2 —used in addressing or referring to reigning sovereigns and their consorts Your Majesty Her Majesty's Government
3a : royal bearing or aspect : grandeurb : greatness or splendor of quality or character
Examples of majesty in a Sentence
the majesty of the mountains
even as a child, the princess possessed a certain majesty that would later serve her well
Recent Examples of majesty from the Web
The Germans are no pushovers -- beating Rangers 12-4 on aggregate in the semifinals -- but that only adds to the majesty of Real's win, with Puskas and Di Stéfano scoring all seven goals between them.
The Engagements of Their Majesties King George VI & Queen Elizabeth from 11th December 1936 (Until 1951).
In this seasonal tale by Brown (1910-52), first published in 1952, the story of the Nativity unfurls with reassuring calm, though, in Anna Dewdney’s naïf oil paintings, without much majesty.
Other than one meeting this afternoon, with Her Majesty the Queen, the diary for the rest of my day is remarkably light.
For all the fluid and matter-of-fact majesty of Curry, Green is the Warriors’ alter ego, their emotional leader and multipurpose engine.
And, of course, the Great Wall of China, for all its majesty, was very porous.
His Majesty is His Majesty, and if His Majesty believes this to be an issue, then His Majesty is correct.
But no site summons the majesty of London’s Royal Opera House website.
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Origin and Etymology of majesty
Middle English maieste, from Anglo-French majesté, from Latin majestat-, majestas; akin to Latin major greater
First Known Use: 14th century
MAJESTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of majesty for English Language Learners
: a great and impressively beautiful quality
MAJESTY Defined for Kids
Definition of majesty for Students
1 —used as a title for a king, queen, emperor, or empress
2 : the quality or state of being impressive and dignified … the great church rose up in all its majesty … — Avi, Crispin
3 : royal dignity or authority The king carried himself with majesty.
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