A gorgeous bunch of flowers.
An example of gorgeous is a huge bouquet of flowers.
- brilliantly showy; magnificent or sumptuous; splendid
- Informal beautiful, wonderful, delightful, etc.: a generalized term of approval
Origin of gorgeousMiddle English gorgeouse, altered from Old French gorgias, beautiful, glorious, uncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to gorgiere, ruff for the neck from gorge: see gorge
- a. Dazzlingly beautiful or magnificent: wore a gorgeous Victorian gown.b. Characterized by magnificence or virtuosic brilliance: the pianist's gorgeous technique.
- Informal Wonderful; delightful.
Origin of gorgeousMiddle English gorgeouse probably from Old French gorgias jewelry-loving, elegant from gorge throat ; see gorge .
(comparative more gorgeous, superlative most gorgeous)
From Early Modern English gorgious, gorgeouse, from Middle French gorgias (“elegant, fashionable”), from Old French gourgias, gorgias (“gorgeous, gaudy, flaunting, gallant, fine”), of uncertain formation, but apparently connected with Old French gorgias (“a gorget, ruffle for the neck”), from Old French gorge (“bosom, throat”); 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".