DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for:
[Show options]
[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

3 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 maj·es·ty /ˈmæʤəsti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Maj·es·ty n.; pl. Majesties   The dignity and authority of sovereign power; quality or state which inspires awe or reverence; grandeur; exalted dignity, whether proceeding from rank, character, or bearing; imposing loftiness; stateliness; -- usually applied to the rank and dignity of sovereigns.
    The Lord reigneth; he is clothed with majesty.   --Ps. xciii. 1.
    No sovereign has ever represented the majesty of a great state with more dignity and grace.   --Macaulay.
 2. Hence, used with the possessive pronoun, the title of an emperor, king or queen; -- in this sense taking a plural; as, their majesties attended the concert.
    In all the public writs which he [Emperor Charles V.] now issued as King of Spain, he assumed the title of Majesty, and required it from his subjects as a mark of respect. Before that time all the monarchs of Europe were satisfied with the appellation of Highness or Grace.   --Robertson.
 3. Dignity; elevation of manner or style.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : impressiveness in scale or proportion [syn: stateliness, loftiness]