noun, plural beau·ties.
Origin of beauty
SYNONYMS FOR beauty
Related formsnon·beau·ty, noun, plural non·beau·ties.
The progression of the various senses is: “(especially of a woman) physical attractiveness, grace, charm” (early 14th century); “(general) moral or intellectual excellence” (late 14th century); “(of a physical object) pleasing to the sight” and “a pleasing or beautiful quality” (both from the 15th century).
The colloquial, sometimes ironic sense, especially in the shortened noun beaut, “someone or something extraordinary, remarkable, or amazing,” was originally an Americanism dating to the first half of the 19th century.
Examples from the Web for beauties
The best way to honor that spirit is not to throw galas celebrating the beauties of the American wilderness.
Will “trans” beauties and heterosexuals one day compete for the same crown?Brazil Crowns Transgender Beauty Queen in Daring New “Miss T” Contest|Mac Margolis|October 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One of the beauties of Islam is there is no Pope, so to each her own.
Building one of these beauties takes 604 hours of highly skilled labor.Savoir Beds’ Royal State Bed: Just Perfect, If You Have $175,000|Daniel Gross|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
No beauties, poetical or musical, have been passed down to us from any actual man called Orpheus.Ann Wroe’s ‘Orpheus’: Why the Mythological Muse Haunts Us|Ann Wroe|May 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They had an air of showing him about Princeton as if he must absorb its beauties for the last time.The Guarded Heights|Wadsworth Camp
A man should have this picture a twelvemonth in his collection before he can discover half its beauties!'Caricature and Other Comic Art|James Parton.
Thus the most sensuous of beauties can be full of sentimental suggestion.The Sense of Beauty|George Santayana
So I shall, and I mean to have it too, and see all the beauties of which I have heard.Left to Ourselves|Catharine Shaw
The beauties of the Bible have charmed the critical of all ages.The Golden Censer|John McGovern
British Dictionary definitions for beauties
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for beauty
Idioms and Phrases with beauties
In addition to the idiom beginning with beauty
- beauty is only skin deep
- that's the beauty of