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Webster 1913 Edition


Splendor

Splen′dor

,
Noun.
[L. fr.
splendere
to shine: cf. F.
splendeur
.]
1.
Great brightness; brilliant luster; brilliancy;
as, the
splendor
ot the sun
.
B. Jonson.
2.
Magnifience; pomp; parade;
as, the
splendor
of equipage, ceremonies, processions, and the like
.
“Rejoice in splendor of mine own.”
Shak.
3.
Brilliancy; glory;
as, the
splendor
of a victory
.
Syn. – Luster; brilliancy; magnifience; gorgeousness; display; showiness; pomp; parade; grandeur.

Webster 1828 Edition


Splendor

SPLENDOR

,
Noun.
[L. See Plant and Planet.]
1.
Great brightness; brilliant luster; as the splendor of the sun.
2.
Great show of richness and elegance; magnificence; as the splendor of equipage or of royal robes.
3.
Pomp; parade; as the splendor of a procession or of ceremonies.
4.
Brilliance; eminence; as the splendor of a victory.

Definition 2022


splendor

splendor

English

Alternative forms

Noun

splendor (usually uncountable, plural splendors)

  1. Great light, luster or brilliance.
    • Rudyard Kipling The Just So Stories; How the Rhinoceros got its skin:
      "Once upon a time on an uninhabited island on the shores of the Red Sea, there lived a Parsee from whose hat the rays of the sun were reflected in more-than-oriental-splendour."
  2. Magnificent appearance, display or grandeur.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess:
      The original family who had begun to build a palace to rival Nonesuch had died out before they had put up little more than the gateway, so that the actual structure which had come down to posterity retained the secret magic of a promise rather than the overpowering splendour of a great architectural achievement.
    The splendor of the Queen's coronation was without comparison.
  3. Great fame or glory.

Usage notes

Splendor is the standard spelling in American English, and splendour in modern British English

Translations


Latin

Etymology

From splendeō.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈsplen.dor/, [ˈspɫɛn.dɔr]

Noun

splendor m (genitive splendōris); third declension

  1. sheen, brightness, brilliance, lustre, splendor
  2. renown, fame

Inflection

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative splendor splendōrēs
genitive splendōris splendōrum
dative splendōrī splendōribus
accusative splendōrem splendōrēs
ablative splendōre splendōribus
vocative splendor splendōrēs

Descendants

References

  • splendor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • splendor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to sully one's fair fame: vitae splendori(em) maculas(is) aspergere

Old French

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin splendor.

Alternative forms

Noun

splendor f (oblique plural splendors, nominative singular splendor, nominative plural splendors)

  1. splendor (brilliant brightness)

Descendants

References