Beauty definition

byo͝otē
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The quality attributed to whatever pleases or satisfies the senses or mind, as by line, color, form, texture, proportion, rhythmic motion, tone, etc., or by behavior, attitude, etc.
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Any very attractive feature.
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A quality or feature that is most effective, gratifying, or telling.

The beauty of the venture is that we stand to lose nothing.

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A quality or combination of qualities that gives pleasure to the mind or senses and is often associated with properties such as harmony of form or color, proportion, authenticity, and originality.
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An outstanding or conspicuous example.

The golf shot was a beauty, stopping a foot from the hole.

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Of or having to do with cosmetics, hairstyling, etc.

Beauty products.

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A thing or person having this quality; specif., a very good-looking woman.
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Good looks.
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The definition of beauty is the quality that provides pleasure to the senses or to the mind by behavior or attitude.

An attractive young lady, a stunning flower and a mother cat taking care of her kittens are all examples of beauty.

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One that is beautiful, especially a beautiful woman.
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Someone who is beautiful.

Brigitte Bardot was a renowned beauty.

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Something that is particularly good or pleasing.

That phrasing is a beauty.

What a goal, what a beauty.

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The property, quality or state of being "that which pleases merely by being perceived" (Aquinas); that which is attractive, pleasing, fine or good looking; comeliness.
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An excellent or egregious example of something.
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(with the definite article) The excellence, e.g. the genius.

The beauty of the deal is it costs nothing!

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(Canada) Thanks! Cool!

It's the long weekend. Beauty!

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(Canada) Of high quality, well done.

He made a beauty pass through the neutral zone.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
beauty
Plural:
beauties

Origin of beauty

  • Middle English beaute from Old French biaute from Vulgar Latin bellitās from Latin bellus pretty deu-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglo-Norman and Old French beauté (early Old French spelling biauté), from Vulgar Latin *bellitās (“beauty”), from Latin bellus (“beautiful, fair”); see beau.

    From Wiktionary