Simple Definition of gorgeous
: very beautiful or attractive
: very enjoyable or pleasant
Examples of gorgeous in a sentence
The difference in appearance can be dramatic, as I saw on a visit to the small, modern factory where Pineider prints its stationery, in a gorgeous part of Tuscany near Florence and bordering Chianti. —Corby Kummer, Atlantic, May 2001
In the Arlberg … my wife and I were taken to the most perfect dinner by an elderly Viennese couple and their gorgeous young daughter, whom we had met in Washington. —Geoffrey Wolff, Granta, Autumn 1990
Banks of gorgeous flowers were on every hand, and birds with rare and brilliant plumage sang and fluttered in the trees and bushes. —L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1900
Your baby is absolutely gorgeous!
<sunsets in Hawaii are just gorgeous>
Did You Know?
In the late Middle Ages many women wore a type of headdress—called a wimple in English—that surrounded the neck and head, leaving only the face uncovered. The word gorgias, from gorge, meaning “throat,” was the French name for the part of the headdress that covered the throat and shoulders. In time it also came to be used as a name for the entire garment. A beautiful headdress was so much the mark of a fashionable lady that Gorgias then became an adjective meaning “elegant” or “fond of dress.” Borrowed into English as gorgayse and then gorgeous, the word gradually took on the meaning of “beautiful” that it has today.
Origin and Etymology of gorgeous
Middle English gorgeouse, from Middle French gorgias elegant, perhaps from gorgias wimple, from gorge throat
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of gorgeous
GORGEOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of gorgeous for Students
: very beautiful
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