Beau"ty (?), n.; pl. Beauties (#). [OE. beaute, beute, OF. beaut'e, biaut'e, Pr. beltat, F. beaut'e, fr. an assumed LL. bellitas, from L. bellus pretty. See Beau.]
An assemblage or graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the aesthetic faculty, or the moral sense.
Beauty consists of a certain composition of color and figure, causing delight in the beholder.
The production of beauty by a multiplicity of symmetrical parts uniting in a consistent whole.
The old definition of beauty, in the Roman school, was, "multitude in unity;" and there is no doubt that such is the principle of beauty.
A particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature.
A beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman.
All the admired beauties of Verona.
Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion.
She stained her hair yellow, which was then the beauty.
Beauty spot, a patch or spot placed on the face with intent to heighten beauty by contrast.
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