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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mag"num
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  1. A large wine bottle."They passed the magnum to one another freely." [Sir W. Scott.]
  2. [Anat] A bone of the carpus at the base of the third metacarpal bone.
  3. A magnum pistol, or the cartridge such a pistol uses; as, he always carried a .44 magnum .

Etymology: Neut. sing. of L. magnus great

adjective mag"num
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  1. [Firearms] Having a larger charge than usual for a cartridge of the same caliber; -- of cartridges for handgun; as, a .44 magnum cartridge.
  2. [Firearms] Designed to use a cartridge with a larger charge than usual for handguns of the same caliber; -- of handguns; as, a .44 magnum pistol.
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  1. A large wine bottle for liquor or wine
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From Latin magnum (“great”)

  1. (wine) A bottle size of 1.5 liters.
  2. (wine) A bottle of wine containing 1.5 liters of fluid, double the volume of a standard bottle.
  3. A firearm cartridge of a large calibre, often derived from a shorter, less powerful cartridge that uses the same bullet.
  4. A handgun that fires a cartridge of this calibre; chiefly a revolver, but rarely an autoloader firing an unusually powerful calibre.

magnum was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, French, and Latin

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Magnum T.A. is a wrestler. Magnum was born on June 11th, 1959 in Tidewater, Virginia, USA.

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Magnum is a hard rock, heavy metal music, and progressive metal musician. He plays Bass guitar. He was most active from 1997 to 1997. Magnum was given the name Sami Wolking on August 15th, 1973 in Helsinki. Magnum is also known as The Cyborg.

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Magnum Rolle is a basketball player for the Indios de Mayagüez, Maine Red Claws, Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins, Yulon Dinos, and Bnei Herzliya in the Baloncesto Superior Nacional. His ongoing career started in 2010. Magnum was born on February 23rd, 1986 in Freeport, Bahamas.

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Magnum Tokyo is a wrestler. Magnum was born on January 9th, 1973.

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Magnum Membrere is a basketball player for the TNT Tropang Texters and Tropang TNT in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was most active from 2006 to 2013. Magnum was born on July 20th, 1982 in Umingan, Pangasinan.

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Magnum St.Pierre was a pop music and dance-pop producer, engineer, and record producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to 2008. Magnum was given the name Thomas Holstrom on March 22nd, 1971 in 25. Magnum is also known as Magnum and Thomas Holstrom. He died on July 5th, 2008.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Magnum

Moses Magnum is a comics character.

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Magnum is a hard rock, heavy metal music, and progressive metal musician. He plays Bass guitar. He was most active from 1997 to 1997. Magnum was given the name Sami Wolking on August 15th, 1973 in Helsinki. Magnum is also known as The Cyborg.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Magnum U.S.
  White 52.21% 64.26%
  African American 21.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 14.16% 16.26%

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Fun Facts about the name Magnum

  • How Popular is the name Magnum? Magnum is the 24,289th most popular name of all time. As a last name Magnum was the 146,201st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Magnum have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 244 babies born with the first name Magnum in the United States. That's more than enough people named Magnum to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Magnum? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Magnum first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Magnum is Thursday, July 20th, 1916.
  • What year had the most people named Magnum born? The highest recorded use of the first name Magnum was in 2008 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Magnum: Your name in reverse order is Mungam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mnagmu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Magnum? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 113 people with the last name Magnum.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Magnum? Magnum is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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