beauty Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
sweetheart; peach; knockout; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.
noun an outstanding example of its kind
- his roses were beauties
- when I make a mistake it's a beaut
, OF. beauté
, Pr. beltat
, F. beauté
, fr. an assumed LL. bellitas
, from L. bellus
pretty. See Beau
- An assemblage or graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the æsthetic faculty, or the moral sense.
Beauty consists of a certain composition of color and figure, causing delight in the beholder.
The production of beauty by a multiplicity of symmetrical parts uniting in a consistent whole.
The old definition of beauty, in the Roman school, was, "multitude in unity;" and there is no doubt that such is the principle of beauty.
- A particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature.
- A beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman.
All the admired beauties of Verona.
- Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion. Obs.
She stained her hair yellow, which was then the beauty.
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