beauty


beauty
beau|ty
W2S3 [ˈbju:ti] n plural beauties
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1¦(appearance)¦
2¦(woman)¦
3¦(poem/music/emotion etc)¦
4¦(advantage)¦
5
6 beauty is in the eye of the beholder
7 beauty is only skin-deep
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[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: biauté, from bel, biau 'beautiful', from Latin bellus 'pretty']
1.) ¦(APPEARANCE)¦[U]
a quality that people, places, or things have that makes them very attractive to look at
her beauty and grace
an area of outstanding natural beauty
Millions of dollars are spent each year on beauty products .
2.) ¦(WOMAN)¦
a woman who is very beautiful
She was considered a great beauty in her youth.
3.) ¦(POEM/MUSIC/EMOTION ETC)¦[U]
a quality that something such as a poem, song, emotion etc has, which gives you pleasure or joy
beauty of
the beauty of Shakespeare's verse
4.) ¦(ADVANTAGE)¦
the beauty of sth
a particularly good quality that makes something especially suitable or useful
The beauty of e-mail is its speed and ease of use.
5.) spoken
a very good, large etc example of something
You should have seen the boat - a real beauty.
6.) beauty is in the eye of the beholder
used to say that different people have different opinions about what is beautiful
7.) beauty is only skin-deep
used to say that how someone looks is not as important as a good character

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Beauty — Beau ty (b[=u] t[y^]), n.; pl. {Beauties} (b[=u] t[i^]z). [OE. beaute, beute, OF. beaut[ e], biaut[ e], Pr. beltat, F. beaut[ e], fr. an assumed LL. bellitas, from L. bellus pretty. See {Beau}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An assemblage of graces or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beauty — (n.) early 14c., physical attractiveness, also goodness, courtesy, from Anglo Fr. beute, O.Fr. biauté beauty, seductiveness, beautiful person (12c., Mod.Fr. beauté), earlier beltet, from V.L. bellitatem (nom. bellitas) state of being handsome,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • beauty — ► NOUN (pl. beauties) 1) a combination of qualities that delights the aesthetic senses. 2) (before another noun ) intended to make someone more attractive: beauty treatment. 3) a beautiful woman. 4) an excellent example. 5) an attractive feature… …   English terms dictionary

  • Beauty — bezeichnet: Beauty (Pferd), ein Pferd, das in zahlreichen Filmen mitwirkte die Flavour Quantenzahl Bottomness in der Elementarteilchenphysik Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Beauty (Kentucky) Beauty (West Virginia) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Beauty — (Альтеа,Испания) Категория отеля: Адрес: Principal, 4, 03590 Альтеа, Испания …   Каталог отелей

  • beauty — / bju:ti/, it. / bjuti/ s. ingl. [abbrev. di beauty case ], usato in ital. al masch. [valigetta di uso femminile, in forma di bauletto, in cui vengono riposti cosmetici vari] ▶◀ [➨ beauty case] …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • beauty — [n1] physical attractiveness adorableness, allure, allurement, artistry, attraction, bloom, charm, class, comeliness, delicacy, elegance, exquisiteness, fairness, fascination, glamor, good looks, grace, handsomeness, loveliness, polish,… …   New thesaurus

  • beauty — /ˈbjuti, ingl. ˈbjuːtɪ/ s. m. inv. accorc. di beauty case …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • beauty — [byo͞ot′ē] n. pl. beauties [ME beaute < OFr bealte < VL * bellitas < L bellus, pretty, lovely] 1. the quality attributed to whatever pleases or satisfies the senses or mind, as by line, color, form, texture, proportion, rhythmic motion,… …   English World dictionary

  • Beauty — For beauty as a characteristic of a person s appearance, see Physical attractiveness. For other uses, see Beauty (disambiguation). Rayonnant rose window in Notre Dame de Paris. Light was considered as the most beautiful revelation of God, as was… …   Wikipedia

  • beauty — noun 1 quality of being beautiful ADJECTIVE ▪ breathtaking, exquisite, great, majestic, outstanding (esp. BrE), sheer, stunning ▪ an area of breathtaking beauty …   Collocations dictionary


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