splendor

[splen-der]
noun
1.
brilliant or gorgeous appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificence: the splendor of the palace.
2.
an instance or display of imposing pomp or grandeur: the splendor of the coronation.
3.
grandeur; glory; brilliant distinction: the splendor of ancient Greek architecture.
4.
great brightness; brilliant light or luster.
verb (used with object)
5.
to make splendid by decorating lavishly; adorn.
verb (used without object)
6.
to move or proceed with splendor, grandeur, or pomp.
Also, especially British, splendour.


Origin:
1400–50; < Latin splendor, equivalent to splend(ēre) to shine + -or -or1; replacing late Middle English splendure < Anglo-French < Latin, as above

splendorous, splendrous [splen-druhs] , adjective
outsplendor, verb (used with object)
unsplendorous, adjective
unsplendorously, adverb

splendid, splendorous.


1. show, dash. 3. fame, eminence, renown, celebrity. 4. dazzle, refulgence.


1. squalor.
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splendour or splendor (ˈsplɛndə)
 
n
1.  the state or quality of being splendid
2.  heraldry sun in splendour a representation of the sun with rays and a human face
 
splendor or splendor
 
n
 
'splendorous or splendor
 
adj
 
splendrous or splendor
 
adj

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splendor
mid-15c., from M.Fr. esplendour, from L. splendor "brilliance," from splendere "be bright, shine" (see splendid).
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Example sentences
He can see the red splendor of desert sunsets, and the unearthly glory of the afterglow on the battlements of desolate mountains.
The quiet splendor and patchwork history of the popular national park offers
  lessons.
Grab a cold one and cheer in air-conditioned splendor at the retractable-roof
  ballpark.
Animals shrunken by the evolutionary pressures of hunting and fishing could
  someday recover their lost splendor.
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