What does Beautiful mean?

Definitions for Beautiful
ˈbyu tə fəlbeau·ti·ful

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Beautiful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beautifuladjective

    delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration

    "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"

  2. beautifuladjective

    (of weather) highly enjoyable

    "what a beautiful day"


  1. beautifuladjective

    Attractive and possessing charm.

  2. beautifuladjective

    pleasant; clear.

    It's beautiful outside, let's go for a walk.

  3. beautifuladjective

    well executed

    The skater performed a beautiful axel.

  4. beautifuladjective

    (as a pro-sentence) How beautiful that is!

    Beautiful! What a catch! (referring to an athlete catching a ball)

  5. beautifuladjective

    (as a pro-sentence; ironic) How unfortunate that is!

    Beautiful! I dropped the soup on the floor!

  6. Etymology: (1520) From beauty + -ful. Displaced earlier sheen "beautiful" (from schene, from sciene), wliti, from wlitig.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Beautifuladjective

    Fair; having the qualities that constitute beauty.

    Etymology: from beauty and full.

    He stole away and took by strong hand all the beautiful women in his time. Walter Raleigh, Hist. of the World.

    The principal and most important parts of painting, is to know what is most beautiful in nature, and most proper for that art; that which is the most beautiful, is the most noble subject: so, in poetry, tragedy is more beautiful than comedy, because the persons are greater whom the poet instructs, and consequently the instructions of more benefit to mankind. John Dryden, Dufresnoy, Preface.

    Beautiful looks are rul’d by fickle minds,
    And summer seas are turn’d by sudden winds. Matthew Prior.


  1. Beautiful

    Beautiful is a song written and recorded by American alternative rock band 10 Years for their fourth album, Division, which is their second major release under Universal Records. It was released as the album's first single to iTunes and rock radio outlets in 2008.


  1. beautiful

    Beautiful is an adjective used to describe something or someone that is visually pleasing, aesthetically attractive, or possesses qualities that evoke a sense of pleasure or admiration. It often refers to harmony, symmetry, or an appealing combination of elements that evoke feelings of delight or appreciation. Beautiful can also be used to describe something that is emotionally or intellectually captivating, or possesses qualities that evoke a sense of wonder or awe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beautifuladjective

    having the qualities which constitute beauty; pleasing to the sight or the mind


  1. Beautiful

    "Beautiful" is a song recorded by American recording artist Christina Aguilera, taken from her fourth studio album Stripped. It was written and produced solely by Linda Perry. Following the release of "Dirrty" in September 2002, which failed to gain chart success in the United States, RCA Records released the song to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio in the United States on November 16, 2002, as the album's second single. At first, Linda Perry wanted to keep "Beautiful" for her own career, but later gave it to Aguilera after hearing Aguilera's performance of the track. The song is a piano-driven pop ballad which tells the story of a woman who suffers from low self-esteem and insecurities, and encourages individuals not to let outside opinions affect their confidence. Upon its release, "Beautiful" received generally acclaim from music critics, who praised her vocals on the song and considered it an outstanding track on Stripped as well as ranking the single among Aguilera's strongest materials. It won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2004 ceremony, and was also nominated for Song of the Year there. By late 2009, "Beautiful" was honored to be one of the greatest pop songs of the 2000s by Rolling Stone and VH1. Commercially, the single was a major hit, peaking at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, having sold estimately 1.2 million copies there alone as of September 2012. The single also gained commercial success around the world, peaking at number one on the singles chart of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, as well as achieving certifications in Australia and New Zealand.

Editors Contribution

  1. beautiful

    An adjective to describe a person who has a number of attribute or qualities that bring joy to our heart and soul.

    Our children and grandchildren are beautiful to us as they bring us so much joy to our heart and soul, we feel so blessed and grateful.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 28, 2015  

  2. beautiful

    An adjective to describe a piece of construction, element of nature, feature or item that causes us to appreciate the creators of it, the ability, skill and talent to create, design and build it.

    Many cities bring joy as they are so beautiful.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 28, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Beautiful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1213

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Beautiful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1072

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Beautiful' in Adjectives Frequency: #143

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beautiful in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beautiful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Beautiful in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Lopez:

    We had a beautiful night that night, i think it's just affecting everybody so much because it's just reminding us again of how fragile life is and how we have to appreciate every single moment.

  2. Joerg Arnu:

    There's a group of us concerned residents that really do not want this even to happen, it's going to destroy Rachel as a beautiful small town in the desert.

  3. Erika Stewart:

    The whole plane clapped for her, it was a wonderful experience on Southwest. We are forever grateful to have met such a beautiful, selfless soul.

  4. Mahlet Afework:

    Every season I try to tell these stories with my collections -- I try to learn more about Ethiopia and its beautiful culture, it's where we come from, it's in our blood.

  5. Sigmond Freud:

    One day the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

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    A macron
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