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. beauty(noun)

    the qualities that give pleasure to the senses

  2. smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish(noun)

    a very attractive or seductive looking woman

  3. beauty, beaut(noun)

    an outstanding example of its kind

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

Wiktionary

  1. beauty(Noun)

    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. beauty(Noun)

    Someone who is beautiful.

    Brigitte Bardot was a renowned beauty.

  3. beauty(Noun)

    Something that is particularly good or pleasing.

  4. beauty(Noun)

    An excellent or egregious example of something.

  5. beauty(Noun)

    The excellence, e.g. the genius

    The beauty of the deal is it costs nothing!

  6. beauty(Noun)

    A beauty quark (now called bottom quark).

  7. beauty(Noun)

    Beauty treatment; cosmetology.

  8. beauty(Adverb)

    Of high quality, well done.

    He made a beauty pass through the neutral zone.

  9. beauty(Interjection)

    Thanks! Cool!

    It's the long weekend. Beauty!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beauty(noun)

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

  2. Beauty(noun)

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

  3. Beauty(noun)

    a beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman

  4. Beauty(noun)

    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

How to pronounce beauty?

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

How to say beauty in sign language?

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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. Ellen Stugis Hooper:

    I slept and dreamed that life was beauty.I awoke -- and found that life was duty.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Youth is to wander! Adult is to act! Age is to assimilate the beauty of thoughts.

  3. Robert Anthony, The Man Who Would Never Be King:

    I have been like a child walking along the shore line. Quickly discarding one sea shell for another of more outward beauty-- never to know the pearl within!

  4. Al Caligiuri:

    The beauty of this is... around that human connection.

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.

Images & Illustrations of beauty

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