noun, plural beau·ties.
SYNONYMS FOR beauty
ANTONYMS FOR beauty
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Origin of beauty
historical usage of beauty
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.
OTHER WORDS FROM beautynon·beau·ty, noun, plural non·beau·ties.
Example sentences from the Web for beauty
The best way to honor that spirit is not to throw galas celebrating the beauties of the American wilderness.
Yet there were no pictures of Harry in his swimming trunks being kissed by lithe beauties on Ipanema Beach this week.Prince Harry Should Be King: The Royal Family’s Ace Card|Tim Teeman|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
She has a personality that shines so bright … I adore fatal beauties.16 Questions for the ‘Real-Life Barbie,’ Valeria Lukyanova|Anna Nemtsova|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One of the beauties of Islam is there is no Pope, so to each her own.
These dreamy, Madonna-like beauties are the result of the most severe and protracted study.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
A child outside the temple of art hears its music before he sees its veiled beauties.Children's Ways|James Sully
Will not one puff of that narcotic breath drowse deep all watching dragons, and make for him the sleeping beauties of his will?
Every book which fell in her way she eagerly perused, and treasured its knowledge or its literary beauties in her memory.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
At six the fishwomen with their push-carts go their rounds, each singing the beauties of her wares.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for beauty
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for beauty
Idioms and Phrases with beauty
In addition to the idiom beginning with beauty
- beauty is only skin deep
- that's the beauty of