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ˈgɔr dʒəsgor·geous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gorgeousadjective

    dazzlingly beautiful

    "a gorgeous Victorian gown"

Wiktionary

  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".

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.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. John Green:

    But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating so I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was a drizzle and she was a hurricane.

  3. Alex Garcia:

    She’s a rock star. And gorgeous, and on top of that a super mom.

  4. Jessica Paster:

    If it looks gorgeous on you and this is the dress we were going to pick anyway, why not be paid ?

  5. Marianne Williamson, Return to Love, 1992:

    We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

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