Beau·ty n.; pl. Beauties
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. --Locke.
The production of beauty by a multiplicity of symmetrical parts uniting in a consistent whole. --Wordsworth.
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.\= --Coleridge.
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. --Shak.
4. Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion. [Obs.]
She stained her hair yellow, which was then the beauty. --Jer. Taylor.
Beauty spot, a patch or spot placed on the face with intent to heighten beauty by contrast.
n 1: the qualities that give pleasure to the senses [ant: ugliness]
2: a very attractive or seductive looking woman [syn: smasher,
stunner, knockout, ravisher, sweetheart, peach,
lulu, looker, mantrap, dish]
3: an outstanding example of its kind; "his roses were
beauties"; "when I make a mistake it's a beaut" [syn: beaut]