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
Her majesty Missy Elliott’s debut album release on July 15, 1997 was another example of a woman breaking up the boy’s club.
In the soft pink dusk, as a perfect full moon rose out of the mountains, even the execrable post war concrete buildings below that so despoil the landscape here and throughout this ravishing island somehow managed to fade before nature’s majesty.
The British royal family knows that part of their appeal lies in their mystery—and correlating majesty.
Ever since, people have expected nothing less than majesty and transcendence, although merely mind-blowing will do in a pinch.
Just as the movement of a beautiful dancer would be destroyed by shackles, the majesty of an open, sandy beach can be killed by hard shoreline armoring, such as seawalls.
Their Satanic Majesties Request: The Sun Sentinel's Lois Solomon reports that the Palm Beach County School District is deciding whether to phase out any religious banners at schools due to Satanists.
Katharine Ross makes a brief but welcome appearance as Lee’s thriving ex-wife, and the director of photography, Rob C. Givens, gives the California coastline a wistful majesty.
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.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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