Definitions: (1) dignity of personality or character; august; noble; (2) splendid; elevated; stately; (3) admirably magnanimous

Derivation: Old French, “grandeur, greatness”

Synonyms: composed, esteemed, prestigious

Quote: The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul. — Eliza Farnham (1815–1864) American novelist