The definition of beauty is the quality that provides pleasure to the senses or to the mind by behavior or attitude.(noun)
An attractive young lady, a stunning flower and a mother cat taking care of her kittens are all examples of beauty.
See beauty in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. beauties
Origin: ME beaute < OFr bealte < VL *bellitas < L bellus, pretty, lovely
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noun pl. beau·ties
Origin: Middle English beaute
Origin: , from Old French biaute
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *bellitās
Origin: , from Latin bellus, pretty; see deu-2 in Indo-European roots.
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the beautification of a person, usually a male.
1. a specialist in aesthetics.
2. a proponent of aestheticism.
the doctrine that the principles of beauty are basic and that other principles (the good, the right) are derived from them, applied especially to a late 19th-century movement to bring art into daily life. See also art.
a branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and the beautiful. —aesthetic, n., adj. —aesthetical, adj.
the art or practice of the beautification of the skin, hair, or nails. —cosmetologist, n. —cosmetological, adj.
a lover of beauty. —philocaly, n.
physical beauty, especially that of women. —pulchritudinous, adj.
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