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ˈgɔr dʒəsgor·geous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gorgeous(adj)

    dazzlingly beautiful

    "a gorgeous Victorian gown"

Wiktionary

  1. gorgeous(Adjective)

    very beautiful.

    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".

  2. gorgeous(Adjective)

    Very enjoyable, pleasant, tasty etc.

    Israeli hummus is absolutely gorgeous.

    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. Gorgeous(noun)

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

    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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  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. Jonathan Van Ness:

    I can not wait to roll up our gorgeous little gay sleeves and get this ball rolling.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Happiness/cheerfulness/lovefulness gives rise to youthful/gorgeous look/appearance. But, the reverse is the case with unhappiness/uncheerfulness/hatefulness i.e. you should be happy/cheerful/loveful always. For, it really pays.

  3. Arthur C. Clarke:

    Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.

  4. Judith Smith:

    She's a gorgeous dancer. She's got beautiful lines. ... I was just really taken with her.

  5. Helen Perry:

    [ I had ] 60 hours in a lovely cabin with a gorgeous view … best sick bed I've ever stayed in, i enjoyed Helen Perry enormously in spite of it.

Images & Illustrations of gorgeous

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