• WordNet 3.6
    • n magnum a large wine bottle for liquor or wine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Magnum (Anat) A bone of the carpus at the base of the third metacarpal bone.
    • Magnum A large wine bottle. "They passed the magnum to one another freely."
    • Magnum A magnum pistol, or the cartridge such a pistol uses; as, he always carried a .44 magnum .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n magnum A large wine-bottle, usually twice the size of the ordinary bottle used for the same kind of wine.
    • n magnum The quantity of wine contained in such a bottle: as, a magnum of port.
    • n magnum Pl. magna (-nä). In anatomy, the largest bone of the human carpus, in the distal row, between the trapezoid and the unciform, in special relation with the head of the middle metacarpal bone: more fully called os magnum. It is the third carpale of a typical carpus, and is also known as capitatum, or os capitatum, from its shape in man.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Magnum mag′num a bottle holding two quarts: the quantity of wine filling such.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Neut. sing. of L. magnus, great
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

It would take about a magnum of champagne to exhilarate some men as your praise and your advice have exhilarated me.
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Satis enim magnum alter alteri theatrum sumus.
"The Heroic Enthusiast, Part II (Gli Eroici Furori)" by Giordano Bruno
And, say, she was a magnum, all right!
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Tappet-hen, a large measure of claret holding three magnums or Scots pints.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
The Magnum Bonum is a great favorite as a fall apple.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Nam si singulas disciplinas percipere magnum est, quanto majus omnes?
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
Merrihew was happy with that evanescent happiness which goes hand in glove with late suppers and magnums.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Instead, he had a .44 Magnum Colt snuggled beneath his left armpit.
"That Sweet Little Old Lady" by Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
It does not appear that he had any idea of writing his magnum opus in French.
"Historical Essays" by James Ford Rhodes
The Patent Magnum Bonum, No.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 2, No 6, December 1862" by Various
Happy is the man who has a "magnum opus" on hand!
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
Best magnum bonums, 3s.
"Notes and Queries, Number 183, April 30, 1853" by Various
Magnum sedile, their use, 142.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
In the centre of the small table was a magnum of champagne and a small bucket of ice.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
The "Scenes de la Vie de Province" are richer in "magnums.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
Hautboy's and a magnum of the best.
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He returned presently with a magnum of champagne, and Barraclough drew the cork, while Lane obtained some glasses.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
Frequently these bones are fractured, and fragments accompany the displaced os magnum.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
MAGNUM BONUM; or, Mother Carey's Brood.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Si singulas disciplinas percipere magnum est, quanto majus omnes?
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume I (of 4)" by George Grote

In news:

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Winners of second Magnum 'Live Large' Project perform at Miami's Spring Fest.
Smith & Wesson's Monster Magnum .
Magnum 's Giving Away Gear for 12 Days of Christmas.
Change your default profile photo to Magnum 's current Facebook profile picture.
Answer the daily question presented on Magnum 's Facebook page by leaving a comment on the same post.
Wyatt Magnum is the President of the Magnum Music Group, and a leading music designer and recorded entertainment programming expert.
Magnum Live Large Project.
Lowepro Magnum 650 Photo-Laptop Bag.
"The trucks had GPS, and I was so nervous, I was tracking every single second of the trip," Mark Lubell, Magnum 's director, said.
Early in his career, he was Magnum 's representative in Hollywood and specialized in trying to find unguarded moments in the lives of actors and artists who were used to the careful orchestration of publicity.
Magnum 's Video Compression IP Offers State of the Art High Definition Video Compression Technology to Semiconductor Companies.
Magnum 's Video compression IP solution is productized as a new line in addition to the existing product lines in the broadcast and consumer space.
Magnum Sports & Entertainment, a sports-management and -marketing company, has formed Magnum Productions and named veteran TV executive Michael Yudin its president.
A Salem man observed allegedly attempting to kick in a door at an Anderson Drive residence here while armed with a loaded.357 magnum was taken into custody recently, police said.

In science:

Yoshii et al. (2003) (hereafter Paper I) presented early-time near-infrared (NIR) and optical photometry, obtained with the MAGNUM telescope.
The Optical/Near-Infrared Light Curves of SN 2002ap for the First 1.5 Years after Discovery
The observations were scheduled by the MAGNUM scheduler (Kobayashi et al. 1998b), except for the solar conjunction from March to June in 2003.
The Optical/Near-Infrared Light Curves of SN 2002ap for the First 1.5 Years after Discovery
We derived the decline rates and the date when the decline rate changed in each band by χ2 -fitting the late-time MAGNUM data using a broken line (see Table 2).
The Optical/Near-Infrared Light Curves of SN 2002ap for the First 1.5 Years after Discovery
Most of the data (fil led circles), tabulated in Table 3 (late time) and Paper I (early time), were made from the MAGNUM photometry.
The Optical/Near-Infrared Light Curves of SN 2002ap for the First 1.5 Years after Discovery
We show the SED of SN 2002ap at 5 typical late epochs in Figure 5, where the monochromatic fluxes converted from the MAGNUM BV RI J HK photometry are connected using spline-fitting curves.
The Optical/Near-Infrared Light Curves of SN 2002ap for the First 1.5 Years after Discovery
Fig. 1.— Difference between observed magnitudes of two reference stars [∆m ≡ m(A) − m(B)] in the BV RI bands for MAGNUM observations after 2003 July.
The Optical/Near-Infrared Light Curves of SN 2002ap for the First 1.5 Years after Discovery
Also shown are bolometric magnitudes based on the Foley et al. (2003) and Pandey et al. (2003a,b) optical photometry, which are combined with the MAGNUM and Nishihara et al. (2002) J HK photometry, and tho ones estimated from the MAGNUM H photometry using approximate bolometric corrections.
The Optical/Near-Infrared Light Curves of SN 2002ap for the First 1.5 Years after Discovery