Origin of gorgeous
Examples from the Web for gorgeous
Millions of dollars in renovation later the building is gorgeous—Clean, well-kept, organized.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Give this gorgeous book to that friend who fits the stereotype.
Reid planted a flag, ready to make his mark in the world of whisky, backed by ambition and a gorgeous piece of land.
This past winter, my partner and I rented a small house in rural Vermont with a gorgeous clawfoot tub.
Most of the time, the three-hour, serpentine drive to Jalalabad is gorgeous and calm, though attacks can happen.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These big hotels are an epitome of expansive, gorgeous American life.Their Pilgrimage|Charles Dudley Warner
Paris was arrayed in gorgeous dress, and every one went in for a day of rare pleasure.Nasby in Exile|David R. Locke
The shell of Babylon, the gorgeous city which rose by Euphrates, has indeed sunk into heaps; but Babylon herself is not dead.The Expositor's Bible|George Adam Smith
In the anteroom a footman in gorgeous livery was waiting for her.Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times|Louise Muhlbach
At A there is a gap in the wood, and you get a gorgeous view over the valley.Adventures of a Despatch Rider|W. H. L. Watson
British Dictionary definitions for gorgeous
Word Origin for gorgeous
Word Origin and History for gorgeous
late 15c., "splendid, showy" (of clothing), from Middle French gorgias "elegant, fashionable," of unknown origin; perhaps literally "necklace" (and thus "fond of jewelry"), from Old French gorge "bosom, throat," also "something adorning the throat." A connection to the Greek proper name Gorgias (supposedly in reference to a notorious sophist) also has been proposed. Related: Gorgeousness.