What does beautiful mean?

Definitions for beautiful
ˈbyu tə fəlbeau·ti·ful

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word beautiful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beautiful(adj)

    delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration

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

  2. beautiful(adj)

    (of weather) highly enjoyable

    "what a beautiful day"

Wiktionary

  1. beautiful(Adjective)

    Attractive and possessing charm.

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

  2. beautiful(Adjective)

    pleasant; clear.

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

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

  3. beautiful(Adjective)

    well executed

    The skater performed a beautiful axel.

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

  4. beautiful(Adjective)

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

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

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

  5. beautiful(Adjective)

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

    Beautiful! I dropped the soup on the floor!

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beautiful(adj)

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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce beautiful?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say beautiful in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    A woman is a loving mother, a gorgeous daughter, and beautiful angel of imagination.

  2. Václav Havel:

    We ask ourselves all kinds of questions, such as why does a peacock have such beautiful feathers, and we may answer that he needs the feathers to impress a female peacock, but then we ask ourselves, and why is there a peacock? And then we ask, why is there anything living? And then we ask, why is there anything at all? And if you tell some advocate of scientism that the answer is a secret, he will go white hot and write a book. But it is a secret. And the experience of living with the secret and thinking about it is in itself a kind of faith.”

  3. Prince Charles:

    Kristen can be many things, and she can be very mysterious and very fragile an ultimately very strong as well, which is what we need, the combination of those elements made me think of her. The way she responded to the script and how she is approaching the character, it's very beautiful to see. I think she's going to do something stunning and intriguing at the same time. She is this force of nature.

  4. Robert Bonhomme, Photographer:

    Regarding travel writer and author T.R. Threston. "Tina is one of the most beautiful women I've met. She isn't just physically attractive, she also has inner beauty. She is compassionate, funny, intelligent, and, has the biggest heart of anyone I've ever met. She is truly one of a kind!

  5. Audrey Hepburn:

    A woman can be beautiful as well as intellectual.

Images & Illustrations of beautiful

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