What does handsome mean?

Definitions for handsome
ˈhæn səmhand·some

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word handsome.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fine-looking, good-looking, better-looking, handsome, well-favored, well-favoured(adj)

    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

  2. big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. handsome(Verb)

    To render handsome.

  2. handsome(Adjective)

    Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; -- applied to things as persons.

  3. handsome(Adjective)

    Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive.

    a handsome man; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.

  4. handsome(Adjective)

    Striking, impressive and elegantly proportioned, though not typically beautiful.

  5. handsome(Adjective)

    Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate.

    a handsome style, etc.

  6. handsome(Adjective)

    Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.

  7. handsome(Adjective)

    Ample; moderately large.

  8. handsome(Adjective)

    Having a good appearance

  9. Origin: compare handzaam.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Handsome

    dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; -- applied to things as persons

  2. Handsome

    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

  3. Handsome

    suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate; as, a handsome style, etc

  4. Handsome

    evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous

  5. Handsome

    ample; moderately large

Freebase

  1. Handsome

    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

  1. Handsome

    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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'handsome' in Adjectives Frequency: #690

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of handsome in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of handsome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of handsome in a Sentence

  1. Chinese Proverb:

    Do not employ handsome servants.

  2. Henry Miller:

    The American ideal is youth -- handsome, empty youth.

  3. American Proverb:

    You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find a handsome prince.

  4. Dorothy Parker:

    I require three things in a man. He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.

  5. Guru Lekhraj:

    What mother doesn't want her son to be strong, well-built, handsome and smart?

Images & Illustrations of handsome

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