beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of beauty is in the eye of the beholder

used to say that different people have different ideas about what is beautiful

Word by Word Definitions

beauty play
  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

  2. : a beautiful person or thing

  3. : a particularly graceful, ornamental, or excellent quality

eye play
  1. : a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

  2. : all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  3. : the faculty of seeing with eyes

  1. : to fix the eyes on : look at

  2. : contemplate, consider

  3. : to watch or study closely

behold play beholder
  1. : to perceive through sight or apprehension : see

  2. : to gaze upon : observe

  3. used in the imperative especially to call attention


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