Definitions for comelyˈkʌm li, ˈkɒm-, ˈkoʊm-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

come•lyˈkʌm li, ˈkɒm-, ˈkoʊm-(adj.)-li•er, -li•est.

  1. pleasing in appearance; attractive; good-looking.

  2. proper; seemly; becoming.

Origin of comely:

bef. 1000; ME cumli, OE cȳmlīc lovely =cȳme exquisite (c. MHG kūme weak, tender) +-līc -ly

come′li•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemly(adj)

    according with custom or propriety

    "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"

  2. bonny, bonnie, comely, fair, sightly(adj)

    very pleasing to the eye

    "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"

Wiktionary

  1. comely(Adjective)

    Pleasing or attractive to the eye.

  2. Origin: cymlic, from cyme.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comely

    pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well-proportioned; good-looking; handsome

  2. Comely

    suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable

  3. Comely(adverb)

    in a becoming manner

Freebase

  1. Comely

    Comely was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred and raced by James Butler, owner of the Empire City Race Track, her sire was Disguise who raced in England for owner/breeder James R. Keene and was the winner of the 1900 Jockey Club Stakes and who also ran third in that year's Epsom Derby. Both her grandsire and damsire were elected to the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame. Comely is best remembered for a remarkable performance as a two-year-old when she defeated older male horses to win the first running of the Fall Highweight Handicap in 1914. The Comely Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York is named in her honor.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

comely(adjective)

(usually of women) pleasant to look at.

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