Definitions for elegantˈɛl ɪ gənt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word elegant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elegant(adj)

    refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style

    "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"

  2. elegant, graceful, refined(adj)

    suggesting taste, ease, and wealth

  3. elegant(adj)

    displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution

    "an elegant dancer"; "an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise"

Wiktionary

  1. elegant(Adjective)

    Characterised by or exhibiting elegance.

  2. elegant(Adjective)

    Characterised by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision.

    an elegant solution

  3. Origin: From elegant, ultimately from elegans.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elegant(adj)

    very choice, and hence, pleasing to good taste; characterized by grace, propriety, and refinement, and the absence of every thing offensive; exciting admiration and approbation by symmetry, completeness, freedom from blemish, and the like; graceful; tasteful and highly attractive; as, elegant manners; elegant style of composition; an elegant speaker; an elegant structure

  2. Elegant(adj)

    exercising a nice choice; discriminating beauty or sensitive to beauty; as, elegant taste

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. elegant

    [common; from mathematical usage] Combining simplicity, power, and a certain ineffable grace of design. Higher praise than ‘clever’, ‘winning’, or even cuspy.The French aviator, adventurer, and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, probably best known for his classic children's book The Little Prince, was also an aircraft designer. He gave us perhaps the best definition of engineering elegance when he said “A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'elegant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4769

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'elegant' in Adjectives Frequency: #660


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