What does beauty mean?

Definitions for beauty
ˈbyu tibeau·ty

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

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!

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"

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

How to pronounce beauty?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Anuj Somany:

    Women are so intensely, internally and innately jealous of one another that a woman may forgive a man who does not admire her outer beauty, but not if he applauds to call her female colleague a pretty lady.

  2. James Wilson:

    The beauty of diversification is that when one commodity is down, one of the others picks up the slack, that's not happening right now for BHP.

  3. Northrop Frye:

    The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.

  4. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Water—the mighty, the pure, the beautiful, the unfathomable—where is thy element so glorious as it is in thine own domain, the deep seas ? What an infinity of power is in the far Atlantic, the boundary of two separate worlds, apart like those of memory and of hope ! or in the bright Pacific, whose tides are turned to gold by a southern sun, and in whose bosom sleep a thousand isles, each covered with the verdure, the flowers, and the fruit of Eden ! But, amid all thy hereditary kingdoms, to which hast thou given beauty, as a birthright, lavishly as thou hast to thy favourite Mediterranean ? The silence of a summer night is now sleeping on its bosom, where the bright stars are mirrored, as if in its depths they had another home and another heaven. A spirit, cleaving air midway between the two, might have paused to ask which was sea, and which was sky. The shadows of earth and earthly things, resting omen-like upon the waters, alone shewed which was the home and which the mirror of the celestial host.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Life has its ugliness and ups and downs, but look for the beauty and you will find it.

Images & Illustrations of beauty

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    a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals
    • A. nidus
    • B. sundog
    • C. calcaneus
    • D. arbalist

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