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ˈgɔr dʒəsgor·geous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gorgeousadjective

    dazzlingly beautiful

    "a gorgeous Victorian gown"


  1. gorgeousadjective

    very beautiful.

  2. gorgeousadjective

    Very enjoyable, pleasant, tasty etc.

    Israeli hummus is absolutely gorgeous.

  3. Etymology: From Early Modern English gorgious, gorgeouse, from gorgias, from gourgias, gorgias, of uncertain formation, but apparently connected with gorgias, from gorge; see gorge. Sense evolution was probably that of "swelling of the throat or bosom due to pride, bridling up" to "assume an air of importance, flaunting".

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GORGEOUSadjective

    Etymology: gorgias, old French. Skinner.

    O, that deceit should dwell
    In such a gorgeous palace! William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

    As full of spirit as the month of May,
    And gorgeous as the sun at Midsummer. William Shakespeare, Hen. IV.

    He bad them look upon themselves and upon their enemies, themselves dreadful, their enemies gorgeous and brave. John Hayward.

    The gorgeous East, with richest hand,
    Pours on her kings barbaric, pearl and gold. John Milton.

    With gorgeous wings, the marks of sov’reign sway,
    The two contending princes make their way. John Dryden, Virgil.


  1. Gorgeous

    Gorgeous is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West from his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010). The track features a hook provided by Kid Cudi, a recording artist formerly signed to West's label GOOD Music, and a rap verse provided by the Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon. The song was written by West, Cudi, Raekwon, No I. D., Mike Dean and Rhymefest, and was produced by West, No I. D. and Dean. It contains elements of The Turtles's cover version of the song "You Showed Me". "Gorgeous" received mostly positive reviews from music critics, who generally praised the intricacy of the production, the quality of the guest features and the rock music inspired aesthetic of the song. Several critics cited West's verses as a highlight of the track, complimenting his lyricism and delivery. Before its release, West premiered an a cappella version of the song in the form of a freestyle rap on Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 radio show. Despite not being released as a single, the song appeared on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. Cudi and West performed the song live at SXSW, and West performed the track at the Lollapalooza musical festival. "Gorgeous" was also utilized in West's short film Runaway.


  1. gorgeous

    Gorgeous refers to something or someone that is exceptionally attractive, beautiful, magnificent, stunning or very pleasing to the senses or mind. It is often used to describe physical appearances but can also be used to describe feelings, experiences, and objects that are exceptionally good or delightful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gorgeousnoun

    imposing through splendid or various colors; showy; fine; magnificent

  2. Etymology: [OF. gorgias beautiful, glorious, vain, luxurious; cf. OF. gorgias ruff, neck handkerchief, and F. gorge throat, and se pengorger to assume airs. Cf. Gorge, n.]


  1. Gorgeous

    Gorgeous is a 1999 Hong Kong comedy film written and directed by Vincent Kok, and also written and produced by Jackie Chan, and starring Chan, Shu Qi, Tony Leung and Emil Chau.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gorgeous

    gor′jus, adj. showy: splendid: magnificent.—adv. Gor′geously.—n. Gor′geousness. [O. Fr. gorgias, gaudy—gorgias, a ruff—gorge, the throat.]

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gorgeous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3160

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gorgeous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gorgeous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of gorgeous in a Sentence

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

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

  2. Katharn Hepburn:

    It is the ordinary woman who knows something about love; the gorgeous ones are too busy being gorgeous.

  3. Pattie Boyd:

    I feel very lucky that I was part of that whole scene in the '60s and '70s, i love looking at the photographs because everyone was young, and they were so gorgeous to look at.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Every morning is bright, beautiful, and gorgeous like the sun, but we can't see it because we are blinded by day to day tasks.

  5. Victoria Haller:

    He was really the light of the room. he was a gorgeous, gorgeous boy, and he could really get what he wanted just by batting those long eyelashes and looking at you with those big blue eyes. You really couldn't say no to him.

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