magnum


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mag·num

 (măg′nəm)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a cartridge containing a larger explosive charge than other cartridges of the same size.
2. Designed to shoot magnum cartridges.
n.
1. A magnum cartridge or firearm.
2.
a. A bottle, holding about two fifths of a gallon (1.5 liters), for wine or liquor.
b. The amount of liquid that this bottle can hold.

[From Latin, neuter of magnus, great; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

magnum

(ˈmæɡnəm)
n, pl -nums
(Units) a wine bottle holding the equivalent of two normal bottles (approximately 52 fluid ounces)
[C18: from Latin: a big thing, from magnus large]

mag•num

(ˈmæg nəm)

n.
1. a large wine bottle having a capacity of two ordinary bottles, or 1.5 liters (1.6 quarts).
2. a magnum cartridge or firearm.
adj.
3. (of a cartridge) equipped with a larger charge than other cartridges of the same size.
4. (of a firearm) using such a cartridge.
[1780–90; < Latin, neuter of magnus large]

magnum

A measure of volume, used especially for wine or champagne. 1 magnum = 2⁄5 US gal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnum - a large wine bottle for liquor or winemagnum - a large wine bottle for liquor or wine
wine bottle - a bottle for holding wine
Translations

magnum

[ˈmægnəm]
A. N (magnums (pl)) (= bottle) → botella f doble
B. ADJ magnum opusobra f maestra

magnum

[ˈmægnəm] n [wine, champagne] → magnum m

magnum

n˜ Anderthalbliterflasche f (esp von Sekt)

magnum

[ˈmægnəm] n (bottle) → magnum m inv
References in classic literature ?
Plunge, scoundrel, rogue, monster- for such I take thee to be- plunge, I say, into the mare magnum of their histories; and if thou shalt find that any squire ever said or thought what thou hast said now, I will let thee nail it on my forehead, and give me, over and above, four sound slaps in the face.
Farther on was a tattered woman in a heap on a doorstep; the hand that hung over her knee was gashed and bled down her rusty brown dress, and a smashed magnum of champagne formed a pool across the pavement.
Vere magnum habere fragilitatem hominis, securitatem Dei.
That is my MAGNUM OPUS--the pile of papers on the side table yonder.
He called for more champagne, and all, save the little brown girl, greeted the magnum which presently appeared with cheers.
Gaynsforth answered,--"some oysters, a chicken en casserole, lettuce salad, some cheese, and a magnum of Pommery.
Your unfinished work is a small thing," said Challenger pompously, "when weighed against the fact that my own MAGNUM OPUS, `The Ladder of Life,' is still in the first stages.
As there was a proper objection to drinking her in heel-taps,' said the voice, 'we'll give her the first glass in the new magnum.
But there he sat; and in his old seat on the opposite side of the room reclined Sir Mulberry Hawk, with his legs upon the cushion, and his handkerchief thrown negligently over his knees: finishing his magnum of claret with the utmost coolness and indifference.
As a matter of fact, "Thus Spake Zarathustra", though it is unquestionably Nietzsche's opus magnum, is by no means the first of Nietzsche's works that the beginner ought to undertake to read.
Skinner saw the preparations for their repast, the oysters, the cocktails in tall glasses, the magnum of champagne in ice, and chuckled.
So, to keep up their good-humour, they stopped at the first roadside tavern they came to, and ordered a glass of brandy-and-water all round, with a magnum of extra strength for Mr.