What does cosmetic mean?
Definitions for cosmetic
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word cosmetic.
a toiletry designed to beautify the body
cosmetic, decorative, ornamentaladjective
serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
"cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"
serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body
"cosmetic surgery"; "enhansive makeup"
Any substances applied to enhance the external color or texture of the skin, e.g. lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner; makeup.
A feature existing only on the surface.
External or superficial; pertaining only to the surface or appearance of something.
Fortunately, the damage to the house was mostly cosmetic and a bit of paint covered it nicely.
Etymology: From Ancient Greek κοσμητική (kosmetike) "the art of dress and ornament", from κοσμητής (kosmetes) "orderer, director, decorator", from κοσμέω
alt. of Cosmetical
any external application intended to beautify and improve the complexion
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
koz-met′ik, adj. improving beauty, esp. that of the complexion.—n. a preparation for beautifying the skin and hair.—adj. Cosmet′ical.—adv. Cosmet′ically.—v.t. Cosmet′icise.—n. Cosmet′icism. [Gr. kosmētikos—kosmein—kosmos, order.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A new face-maker. From Grk. _kosmos_, order, and Eng. _medic_, or doctor,--ordered by the doctor. (See Complexion.)
The numerical value of cosmetic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of cosmetic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of cosmetic in a Sentence
I couldn't imagine living every day and waking up and wondering why I have the wrong organs, i just couldn't. But these folks have been, and now I understand what a relief it must be to have the organs you believe you need, and I don't see that as any way' cosmetic.'.
Apple is holding back the averages, another factor is we have a huge rally in (Treasury) yields, the 10-year is up substantially. Those two factors are holding back the market and dampening the enthusiasm that some kind of cosmetic trade deal is on its way.
Most surgeons who perform heart, kidney and other surgeries carry out cosmetic surgeries too.
That change is seemingly cosmetic in nature, he will still control the composition of the board.
This is the biggest season for us for cosmetic surgery, we've stockpiled for that and that's not going to happen, so we need to do our part to see if we can help those who are on the front lines for us.
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- cosmèticCatalan, Valencian
- kosmetický, kosmetikaCzech
- Kosmetikum, Kosmetik, kosmetischGerman
- لوازم آرایشی و بهداشتیPersian
- kosmetiikka, kosmeettinenFinnish
- cosmétique, cosmétiquesFrench
- kozmetikum, kozmetika, szépítőszer, kozmetikaiHungarian
- kosmetyk, powierzchownyPolish
- косметический, косметикаRussian
- mỹ phẩmVietnamese
- jönameds, jönamed, jönamedemVolapük
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