Definitions for beautyˈbyu ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

beau•tyˈbyu ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the quality present in a person or thing that gives intense aesthetic pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind or the senses.

  2. a beautiful person, esp. a woman.

  3. a beautiful thing, as a work of art.

  4. Often, beauties. something that is beautiful in nature or in some natural or artificial environment.

  5. a particular advantage:

    One of the beauties of this plan is its low cost.

    Category: Informal

  6. (often used ironically) something remarkable or excellent:

    a beauty of a bruise.

  7. Physics.the quantum property assigned to a bottom quark.

    Category: Physics

Origin of beauty:

1225–75; ME be(a)ute, bealte < OF beaute, early OF beltet < VL *bellitātem, acc. of *bellitās= L bell(us) fine +-itās -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beauty(noun)

    the qualities that give pleasure to the senses

  2. smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish(noun)

    a very attractive or seductive looking woman

  3. beauty, beaut(noun)

    an outstanding example of its kind

    "his roses were beauties"; "when I make a mistake it's a beaut"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. beauty(noun)ˈbyu ti

    the quality of being beautiful

    her beauty; the beauty of the music/poetry

  2. beautyˈbyu ti

    the advantage of sth

    The beauty of this model is that it folds up to fit in your pocket.


  1. beauty(Noun)

    The property, quality or state of being "that which pleases merely by being perceived" (Aquinas); that which is attractive, pleasing, fine or good looking; comeliness.

  2. beauty(Noun)

    Someone who is beautiful.

    Brigitte Bardot was a renowned beauty.

  3. beauty(Noun)

    Something that is particularly good or pleasing.

  4. beauty(Noun)

    An excellent or egregious example of something.

  5. beauty(Noun)

    The excellence, e.g. the genius

    The beauty of the deal is it costs nothing!

  6. beauty(Noun)

    A beauty quark (now called bottom quark).

  7. beauty(Noun)

    Beauty treatment; cosmetology.

  8. beauty(Adverb)

    Of high quality, well done.

    He made a beauty pass through the neutral zone.

  9. beauty(Interjection)

    Thanks! Cool!

    It's the long weekend. Beauty!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beauty(noun)

    an assemblage or graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the aesthetic faculty, or the moral sense

  2. Beauty(noun)

    a particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature

  3. Beauty(noun)

    a beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman

  4. Beauty(noun)

    prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion


  1. Beauty

    Beauty is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, sociology, social psychology, and culture. An "ideal beauty" is an entity which is admired, or possesses features widely attributed to beauty in a particular culture, for perfection. The experience of "beauty" often involves an interpretation of some entity as being in balance and harmony with nature, which may lead to feelings of attraction and emotional well-being. Because this can be a subjective experience, it is often said that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." There is evidence that perceptions of beauty are evolutionarily determined, that things, aspects of people and landscapes considered beautiful are typically found in situations likely to give enhanced survival of the perceiving human's genes.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Beauty

    Characteristics or attributes of persons or things which elicit pleasurable feelings.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beauty' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2420

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beauty' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3197

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beauty' in Nouns Frequency: #1029

Translations for beauty

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a quality very pleasing to the eye, ear etc

Her beauty is undeniable.

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