the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish(noun)
a very attractive or seductive looking woman
an outstanding example of its kind
"his roses were beauties"; "when I make a mistake it's a beaut"
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.
Someone who is beautiful.
Brigitte Bardot was a renowned beauty.
Something that is particularly good or pleasing.
An excellent or egregious example of something.
The excellence, e.g. the genius
The beauty of the deal is it costs nothing!
A beauty quark (now called bottom quark).
Beauty treatment; cosmetology.
Of high quality, well done.
He made a beauty pass through the neutral zone.
It's the long weekend. Beauty!
an assemblage or graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the aesthetic faculty, or the moral sense
a particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature
a beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman
prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bū′ti, n. a pleasing combination of qualities in a person or object: a particular grace or excellence: a beautiful person, esp. a woman, also applied collectively to the beautiful women of a special place: (pl.) beautiful passages or extracts from the poets.—v.t. (Shak.) to make beautiful.—adj. Beau′teous, full of beauty: fair: handsome.—adv. Beau′teously.—ns. Beau′teousness; Beau′tifier, one who or that which beautifies or makes beautiful.—adj. Beau′tiful, fair: with qualities that give delight to the senses, esp. the eye and ear, or which awaken admiration in the mind.—adv. Beau′tifully.—v.t. Beau′tify, to make beautiful: to grace: to adorn.—v.i. (rare) to become beautiful, or more beautiful.—ns. Beau′ty-sleep, the sleep before midnight, considered the most refreshing; Beau′ty-spot, a patch placed on the face to heighten or draw attention to a woman's beauty; a foil, or anything that emphasises beauty by contrast. [O. Fr. biaute (Fr. beauté)—Low L. bellitat-em—L. bellus.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Characteristics or attributes of persons or things which elicit pleasurable feelings.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'beauty' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2420
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'beauty' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3197
Rank popularity for the word 'beauty' in Nouns Frequency: #1029
The numerical value of beauty in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of beauty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The Beauty Pin-Ups brand is a celebration of the empowerment of a woman and what The Beauty Pin-Ups brand took to be a pin-up in 1935, and carrying that message in a modern sense.
What's unique is beauty and youthful vigor. There's a definite youthful energy, japanese gymnastics has always been known for its beauty, and now it's a matter of combining these well.
I try to always encourage everyone that our most important beauty is felt in a dark room where no one sees beauty, but feels it, but I also know that many people feel insecure about certain things.
The beauty of a presidential (campaign) is that it will strip everyone bare, you can't hide. The market will speak. That's the beauty of elections. Everyone will have the opportunity to show what they can do. The best candidates will win and the best products will win.
How many people are ready to die for beauty, prepared to go through an infernal desert of starvation. Absence of beauty means ultimate loneliness. Absence of beauty means guilt and exile into a no-man’s land. Life is an outcast’s journey through a gloomy valley, when beauty has forsaken. ("Absence of beauty was like hell").
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