Maize eater(Zoöl.), a South American bird of the genus Pseudoleistes, allied to the troupials.Maize yellow, a delicate pale yellow.

(Maj`es*tat"ic Maj`es*tat"*al) a. Majestic. [Obs.] E. Pocock. Dr. J. Scott.

(Ma*jes"tic) a. [From Majesty.] Possessing or exhibiting majesty; of august dignity, stateliness, or imposing grandeur; lofty; noble; grand. "The majestic world." Shak. "Tethys' grave majestic pace." Milton.

The least portions must be of the epic kind; all must be grave, majestic, and sublime.

Syn. — August; splendid; grand; sublime; magnificent; imperial; regal; pompous; stately; lofty; dignified; elevated.

(Ma*jes"tic*al) a. Majestic. Cowley.

An older architecture, greater, cunninger, more majestical.
M. Arnold.

Ma*jes"tic*al*ly, adv.Ma*jes"tic*al*ness, n.

(Ma*jes"tic*ness) n. The quality or state of being majestic. Oldenburg.

(Maj"es*ty) n.; pl. Majesties [OE. magestee, F. majesté, L. majestas, fr. an old compar. of magnus great. See Major, Master.] 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.

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.

3. Dignity; elevation of manner or style. Dryden.

(Ma*jol"i*ca) n. [It.] A kind of pottery, with opaque glazing and showy decoration, which reached its greatest perfection in Italy in the 16th century.

The term is said to be derived from Majorca, which was an early seat of this manufacture. Heyse.

(Ma"jor) [L. major, compar. of magnus great: cf. F. majeur. Cf. Master, Mayor, Magnitude, More, a.]

1. Greater in number, quantity, or extent; as, the major part of the assembly; the major part of the revenue; the major part of the territory.

2. Of greater dignity; more important. Shak.

3. Of full legal age. [Obs.]

(Maize) n. [Sp. maiz. fr. mahiz or mahis, is the language of the Island of Hayti.] (Bot.) A large species of American grass of the genus Zea widely cultivated as a forage and food plant; Indian corn. Also, its seed, growing on cobs, and used as food for men and animals.

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