Definition of beauty
1 : the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit : loveliness a woman of great physical beauty exploring the natural beauty of the island A thing of beauty is a joy forever … — John Keats
2 : a beautiful person or thing His new car's a real beauty.; especially : a beautiful woman She was a great beauty in her day.
3 : a particularly graceful, ornamental, or excellent quality Well, at any rate, he had two great beauties—the pale flat white of his skin and his great shaggy mass of dark hair. — Dorothy C. Fisher
4 : a brilliant, extreme, or egregious example or instance caught a couple of beauties on our last fishing trip that mistake was a beauty
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Examples of beauty in a Sentence
We explored the natural beauty of the island.
I'm learning to appreciate the beauty of poetry.
We explored the natural beauties of the island.
She was one of the great beauties of her time.
Recent Examples of beauty from the Web
Just as striking as Del Dios Gorge’s beauty is its archaeological significance.
However, the long-lasting mineral foundation is sold online at Illuminaré's website, and perhaps with Butler's ringing endorsement more folks will make this part of their summer beauty routine.
In 1953, the state purchased the Phipps estate and additional land to preserve the island's natural beauty and create a recreation area.
The collection was muted but that did not detract from its beauty. ___ This story has been corrected to show that Vuitton designer Kim Jones is a man, not a woman.
Must-have beauty products in your makeup bag: Clenziderm skin series, Laura Mercier, blush, concealer, powder, Mac eye pallet, plus mascara, lip gloss and lotions.
In 2008, she was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her services to the beauty industry.
There's some games that are actually 'Beauty and the Beast'-themed.
For those who are sold on the coupe’s beauty, the price starts at $59,895 for a rear-wheel-drive E400, or $62,395 for an all-wheel-drive E400 4MATIC.
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BEAUTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of beauty for English Language Learners
: the quality of being physically attractive
: the qualities in a person or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or the mind
: a beautiful woman
BEAUTY Defined for Kids
Definition of beauty for Students
1 : the qualities of a person or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or to the mind the beauty of the landscape a person of great beauty
2 : a beautiful or excellent person or thing That car is a real beauty.
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