beauty [beauty beauties] BrE [ˈbjuːti]
NAmE [ˈbjuːti]
noun (pl. beauties)
1. uncountable the quality of being pleasing to the senses or to the mind
the beauty of the sunset/of poetry/of his singing
a woman of great beauty
The woods were designated an area of outstanding natural beauty.
beauty products/treatment (= intended to make a person more beautiful)
The sheer beauty of the scenery took my breath away.
2. countable a person or thing that is beautiful
She had been a beauty in her day.
3. countable an excellent example of its type
That last goal was a beauty!
4. countable a pleasing feature
Syn: advantage
One of the beauties of living here is that it's so peaceful.
The project will require very little work to start up; that's the beauty of it.
Idioms: beauty is in the eye of the beholder beauty is only skin-deep
Word Origin:
Middle English: from Old French beaute, based on Latin bellus ‘beautiful, fine’.
Example Bank:
He met a blonde beauty named Cindy.
Her art challenges conventions of feminine beauty.
Her beauty faded as she got older.
Isn't she a little beauty?
My new car's a real beauty!
She was a contestant in the Miss World beauty pageant.
She was known as a great beauty in her time.
She was still a radiant beauty.
She works in a beauty salon.
The beauty of the city amazed her.
The film argues that inner beauty, not physical appearance, is most important.
The film-maker magnificently captures the beauty of the changing seasons.
There is a stark beauty to the desert terrain.
They took a walk, enjoying the beauty of the landscape.
They were captivated by the ethereal beauty of the music.
an area of breathtaking beauty
an exotic beauty with raven hair
the classical beauty of her face
the timeless beauty of this ancient landscape
She was a woman of great beauty.
The woods were designated an area of outstanding natural beauty.
We all admired the beauty of the sunset.
We stock a wide range of beauty products.

WordNet Dictionary:
1. the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
Ant: ugliness
3. an outstanding example of its kind
- his roses were beauties
- when I make a mistake it's a beaut
Syn: beaut

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
1.An assemblage of graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the æsthetic faculty, or the moral sense.
Beauty consists of a certain composition of color and figure, causing delight in the beholder.
The production of beauty by a multiplicity of symmetrical parts uniting in a consistent whole.
The old definition of beauty, in the Roman school, was, "multitude in unity;" and there is no doubt that such is the principle of beauty.
2.A particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature.
3.A beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman.
All the admired beauties of Verona.
4.Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion.
She stained her hair yellow, which was then the beauty.
Beauty spot
a patch or spot placed on the face with intent to heighten beauty by contrast.

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