(Mag*nal"i*ty) n. [L. magnalis mighty, fr. magnus great.] A great act or event; a great attainment.
[Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Mag`na*nim"i*ty) n. [F. magnanimité, L. magnanimitas.] The quality of being magnanimous; greatness
of mind; elevation or dignity of soul; that quality or combination of qualities, in character, which enables
one to encounter danger and trouble with tranquility and firmness, to disdain injustice, meanness and
revenge, and to act and sacrifice for noble objects.
(Mag*nan"i*mous) a.[L. magnanimus; magnus great + animus mind. See Magnate,
1. Great of mind; elevated in soul or in sentiment; raised above what is low, mean, or ungenerous; of lofty
and courageous spirit; as, a magnanimous character; a magnanimous conqueror.
Be magnanimous in the enterprise.Shak.
To give a kingdom hath been thoughtMilton.
Greater and nobler done, and to lay down
Far more magnanimous
than to assume.
2. Dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of soul; honorable; noble; not selfish.
Both strived for death; magnanimous debate.Stirling.
There is an indissoluble union between a magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity
(Mag*nan"i*mous*ly), adv. In a magnanimous manner; with greatness of mind.
(Mag"nase black`) (Paint.) A black pigment which dries rapidly when mixed with oil, and
is of intense body. Fairholt.
(Mag"nate) [F. magnat, L. (pl.) magnates, magnati, fr. magnus great. See Master.]
1. A person of rank; a noble or grandee; a person of influence or distinction in any sphere. Macaulay.
2. One of the nobility, or certain high officers of state belonging to the noble estate in the national representation
of Hungary, and formerly of Poland.
(Mag"nes) n. [L.] Magnet. [Obs.] Spenser.
Magnesia alba [L.] (Med. Chem.), a bulky white amorphous substance, consisting of a hydrous basic
carbonate of magnesium, and used as a mild cathartic.
(Mag*ne"si*a) n. [L. Magnesia, fem. of Magnesius of the country Magnesia, Gr. h` Magnhsi`a
li`qos a magnet. Cf. Magnet.] (Chem.) A light earthy white substance, consisting of magnesium oxide,
and obtained by heating magnesium hydrate or carbonate, or by burning magnesium. It has a slightly
alkaline reaction, and is used in medicine as a mild antacid laxative. See Magnesium.
Magnesian limestone. (Min.) See Dolomite.
(Mag*ne"sian) a. Pertaining to, characterized by, or containing, magnesia or magnesium.
(Mag*ne"sic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, magnesium; as, magnesic oxide.
(Mag"ne*site) n. [Cf. F. magnésite.] (Min.) Native magnesium carbonate occurring in white
compact or granular masses, and also in rhombohedral crystals.