What does beauty mean?

Definitions for beauty
ˈbyu tibeau·ty

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beautynoun

    the qualities that give pleasure to the senses

  2. smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dishnoun

    a very attractive or seductive looking woman

  3. beauty, beautnoun

    an outstanding example of its kind

    "his roses were beauties"; "when I make a mistake it's a beaut"

Wiktionary

  1. beautynoun

    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.

  2. beautynoun

    Someone who is beautiful.

    Brigitte Bardot was a renowned beauty.

  3. beautynoun

    Something that is particularly good or pleasing.

  4. beautynoun

    An excellent or egregious example of something.

  5. beautynoun

    The excellence, e.g. the genius

    The beauty of the deal is it costs nothing!

  6. beautynoun

    A beauty quark (now called bottom quark).

  7. beautynoun

    Beauty treatment; cosmetology.

  8. beautyadverb

    Of high quality, well done.

    He made a beauty pass through the neutral zone.

  9. beautyinterjection

    Thanks! Cool!

    It's the long weekend. Beauty!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beautynoun

    an assemblage or graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the aesthetic faculty, or the moral sense

  2. Beautynoun

    a particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature

  3. Beautynoun

    a beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman

  4. Beautynoun

    prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion

Freebase

  1. Beauty

    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

  1. Beauty

    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

  1. Beauty

    Characteristics or attributes of persons or things which elicit pleasurable feelings.

Editors Contribution

  1. beauty

    The attribute or qualities that bring joy to our heart and soul.

    Beauty can be the tone a person speaks at, the way a person listens or demonstrates kindness and empathy.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beauty' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2420

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beauty' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3197

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beauty' in Nouns Frequency: #1029

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beauty in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beauty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of beauty in a Sentence

  1. Anonymous:

    Everything is beauty when you do it with love!

  2. Tim Cook:

    I think that we have a responsibility as a business to do business in as many places as we can, i believe in what [ former IBM CEO ] Tom Watson said,' world peace through world trade.' ... In terms of what we speak up on, we speak up on some [ issues ] privately, we speak up on some publicly, we do it in different ways. And you have to get your head around, when you're operating outside the US in any country in the world, that there are different laws. That's part of the complexity and part of the beauty of the world is that everybody has their own laws and customs.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    jokes Prostitutes are like ordering pizza at home Aphorisms You are beaten half to death with jokes of fate. jokes Tell the tall man don't hit the electric wires An angry wife is waiting for a drunken husband, the clouds are gathering Reason to break up with a lunatic girl: Putting a knife to her throat, she said to me: Last time I ask where Superman is Poems: A beautiful albino girl. (Yes, I like albino girls) Sublime feelings of the poetry of love, every second is like an eternity of pleasure, the queen of erotic dreams, the mistress of my heart, bottomless love, erotic magnetism, and life is not enough to enjoy your company, like the lyrics of a flute, like an echo of the eternity of love, your kisses will resurrect my soul, your face I will search in dreams, in all lives, in all worlds, only those times are beautiful in which you were, the erection of love, the extraordinary greatness of beauty, the attraction of sincerity of passion, juicy beauty, your image is a gentle temptation, like silk, a magnetic field of passion, life priceless in your arms in your touching caress, regal beauty, one second is sweeter than another, I can’t tear myself away from you, the luxury of aesthetics, in the juicy sensations of love, burning love, you are touching the sound of the violin to tears, the sound of sincerity and lyrics, the most subtle feelings in sound, the sound of life itself, my heart idolizes you. Aphorisms Emotional gourmands, people lost in denial, oases of self-deception landscapes of illusion, wormholes of the cosmos of insight are selfless nobility, sleeping pills of illusion, a grandiose paradise of vices, the city is a technocracy of ego, a robotic paradise of illusions, where everything is done mechanically even feelings are an imitation of hypocritical theater, robotic undead , loneliness in the emptiness of truth, we are shadows in the fog of illusions, poisonous toys of temptations, abundance confuses us. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Von Teese:

    If you think too much about how to seduce someone else, it’s an epic fail, to seduce someone is to make them want to know more about you, to be part of your world. So if you are trying to please someone else, you’re failing at seduction. I always say to think about yourself and how you present yourself to the world and how you practice that every day. I believe in wearing my nice lingerie every single day. It’s a moment that doesn’t take any extra time out of your day. It’s also a small way to exude glamour and beauty in everyday life.

  5. Karen Marie:

    I hope it’s because I captured a small portion of the Disney story in each image and that people see the beauty in what I was trying to create.

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