Definitions for handsome
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word handsome.
fine-looking, good-looking, better-looking, handsome, well-favored, well-favouredadjective
pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
"a fine-looking woman"; "a good-looking man"; "better-looking than her sister"; "very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray; "our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman
big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhandedadjective
given or giving freely
"was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
To render handsome.
Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; -- applied to things as persons.
Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive.
a handsome man; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.
Striking, impressive and elegantly proportioned, though not typically beautiful.
Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate.
a handsome style, etc.
Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.
Ample; moderately large.
Having a good appearance
Etymology: compare handzaam.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: handsaem, Dutch, ready, dexterous.
For a thief it is so handsome, as it may seem it was first invented for him. Edmund Spenser.
A great man entered by force into a peasant’s house, and, finding his wife very handsome, turned the good man out of his dwelling. Joseph Addison, Guardian.
That easiness and handsome address in writing, which is hardest to be attained by persons bred in a meaner way, will be familiar to you. Henry Felton, on the Classicks.
To render elegant or neat.
Etymology: from the adjective.
Him all repute
For his device in handsoming a suit;
To judge of lace he hath the best conceit. John Donne.
dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; -- applied to things as persons
agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; -- expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse
suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate; as, a handsome style, etc
evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous
ample; moderately large
Handsome is the debut album of the Ian Dury rock group Kilburn and the High-Roads. The band had apparently originally wanted to call the album No Hand Signals.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
han′sum, adj. good-looking, well-proportioned, graceful: with dignity: liberal or noble: generous: ample.—adv. Hand′somely.—n. Hand′someness. [Hand and -some; cf. Dut. handzaam.]
A word to express the beauty in a male human being.
We do like to complement a gentleman and affirm they are handsome.
Submitted by MaryC on August 21, 2020
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'handsome' in Adjectives Frequency: #690
The numerical value of handsome in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of handsome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Muhammad Ali talked, Muhammad Ali was handsome, Muhammad Ali did wonderful things, if you were 16 years old and wanted to copy somebody, it had to be Muhammad Ali.
You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find a handsome prince.
I'm still making a very handsome living doing what I'm doing, the boom hasn't died, but it's slowed down to the point beyond just needing warm bodies.
If I was on a one to 10 scale of being handsome, I was an eight and now I've gone to an 11.
We can re-balance and give them back volume in a very masculine, healthy, natural and handsome way without making them look ‘done,’.
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Translations for handsome
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- sch, hübsch, stattlichGerman
- hermoso, apuesto, guapoSpanish
- komea, kaunisFinnish
- eireachdailScottish Gaelic
- טוב מראהHebrew
- bèlHaitian Creole
- jóvágású, jóképűHungarian
- գեղեցիկ, սիրունArmenian
- belle, belInterlingua
- ganteng, tampanIndonesian
- pulchrum, scitulusLatin
- pen, kjekkNorwegian
- piękny, przystojnyPolish
- hábil, jeitosa, belo, bonito, bem-apanhadaPortuguese
- chipeș, abil, frumos, arătosRomanian
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