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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a beauty contest (=to find the most beautiful person)
▪ Miss Colombia won the beauty contest.
beauty contest
beauty mark
beauty parlor
beauty queen
beauty salon
beauty sleep
beauty spot
▪ Guests will be able to visit some of the local beauty spots.
beauty tips
▪ The article contains some useful beauty tips.
beauty/hair products
▪ She doesn’t buy beauty products that have been tested on animals.
hair/beauty salon
▪ an exclusive hair salon
raving beauty
▪ She was no raving beauty, but at least she looked smart.
scenic beauty
▪ a region of scenic beauty
▪ The Province Northern Ireland is justly famous for its great natural beauty and the warmth and hospitality of its people.
▪ In other letters he wrote about the great beauty of the country, the paddies and mountains and jungles.
▪ They were indeed works of art, great mop-headed beauties made from finely-cut wood shavings which curled into unbelievable shapes.
▪ Vines are another source of great beauty as well as food.
▪ You find a parallel world that knows great beauty but can speak only through a tiny box of plastic and tin.
▪ The wild whooper swan is a bird of great beauty and, I think, on the increase in the Border region.
▪ In the presence of great beauty I am often left speechless.
▪ Inter-war Britain was notable for a generation which sought to emphasize the principles and practicalities of the protection of natural beauty.
▪ We still have a great deal of space and a great deal of natural beauty.
▪ Formerly farmland, it's in the Blythe Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty with topography just made for golf.
▪ And then, invigorated by the fresh air and natural beauty, we headed back towards Marloes.
▪ Traffic is horrendous, walking dangerous and any semblance of natural beauty largely absent.
▪ Land could be sold off or developed, causing significant harm to present areas of natural beauty and important wildlife habitats.
▪ Our grandchildren should not have to live in a world stripped of its natural beauty.
▪ So conservationists hope they can preserve the area's outstanding natural beauty and cater for the tourists too.
▪ Formerly farmland, it's in the Blythe Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty with topography just made for golf.
▪ But other hostels were successfully established in areas of outstanding beauty or interest, often in historic, unusual buildings.
▪ An area of outstanding natural beauty.
▪ The hillside may be windy, but it's also in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
▪ All this takes place in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
▪ I am sure when it opens in May 1992, golfers will appreciate its outstanding beauty.
▪ It is an area of outstanding beauty supporting rare plantlife and the greatest asset to tourism.
▪ What happens in the pursuit of physical beauty?
▪ It helps, too, if the small city is a place of extraordinary physical beauty with no natural walls.
▪ Women have the potential to link physical and spiritual beauty.
▪ I marveled at her physical beauty, wanting her to like me, to read to me, to even hold me.
▪ He did however enjoy the physical beauty of Cambridge, and retained a strong affection for the place on this ground at least.
▪ Her whole soul breathed out physical beauty.
▪ At first it had been his physical beauty, then the cast of his mind.
▪ All her life she had been beguiled by physical beauty in men and in women.
▪ But now, 20 years on, it's aged into a real beauty.
▪ She was so young, and a real beauty.
▪ She was a real beauty, or so I thought at the time.
▪ A couple of them gals were real beauties.
▪ That is surely the real essence of beauty, nomatterwhat the age.
▪ That was the real beauty of Zack, the man he was inside.
▪ But the real beauty of this bass is that the playing of it does not detract from this favourable first impression.
▪ On a day of surprises, there was a real beauty before the game.
▪ The state has long relied on its scenic beauty to draw visitors and attract business.
▪ Day 4 Pagan-Mandalay A morning flight takes you to Mandalay where scenic beauty and historical tragedy are inextricably meshed.
▪ This fat guide reviews 300 places suitable for skaters with ratings for scenic beauty and pavement quality.
▪ Monthly payments will then be made for maintaining the lands in a way that preserves their wildlife and scenic beauty.
▪ The sheer beauty of the handsome yard revived her.
▪ Now the function of the dogwood is to be found in its sheer beauty.
▪ Whether you are fascinated by the unusual, or enchanted by sheer beauty, there is something for everyone here.
▪ At that moment they reached the ruined abbey and she fell silent at its sheer beauty.
▪ She heard him gasp at the sheer beauty of her superb feminine body.
▪ But the sheer beauty and ingenuity of the animal adaptations were breathtaking and the gorgeousness of the plant life staggering.
▪ Just like the outside world, only in a beauty contest you are more aware of it!
▪ Most interviewers did their jobs like judges at a beauty contest.
▪ Fortunately, he ate his last slice long before the advent of pub beauty contests.
▪ College football is as much a beauty contest as it is a game.
▪ Dave Simpson's adult comedy, set in a beauty contest, returns to Liverpool after a successful run last year.
▪ Mrs Wexford had a magnificent figure and a fine profile although she had never been of the stuff that wins beauty contests.
▪ He said he had been to a beauty contest where the audience were mostly farmers.
▪ The play is set in a seedy northern beauty contest, which gives Paula the chance to use her original Mancunian accent.
▪ Boxing champion Mike Tyson was, of course, convicted in the 1992 rape of a beauty pageant contestant.
▪ A beauty pageant, of course.
▪ Linda Leung said she swept and washed down the sidewalk every morning in front of her beauty parlor on Wentworth.
▪ They took long lunches and went to barbershops, beauty parlors, bathhouses, and tearooms during working hours.
▪ Pamper a friend with a natural beauty product by post.
▪ The flapper had to be a good consumer, keeping up with fashion and buying the latest in beauty products.
▪ I never bought that stuff about her ever-expanding conscience and I certainly never bought any of her beauty products.
▪ Industry analysts said the market is ripe for beauty products geared toward ethnic groups.
▪ Taken on to sell insurance, patent medicines and beauty products, I sold my own animals and bought an old bicycle.
▪ Then there were coupons on health and beauty products.
▪ Smaller and less costly items such as pens, beauty products and food are much more obvious candidates for a more general distribution.
▪ Two promoted silk stockings and Florence Stack appeared in newspaper advertisements praising Tokalon beauty products.
▪ It has sprouted shopping malls, discos and nightclubs, beauty salons, gymnasia, news kiosks, coffee shops.
▪ I noticed it only because part of the mixture involved a large quantity of my expensive beauty salon shampoo.
▪ Gymnasium, sauna, steam room, beauty salon, indoor pool.
▪ Have your eyelashes dyed at a local beauty salon and then you can simply forget about them all summer.
▪ Comfortable public rooms include a bar, restaurant, lounge and beauty salon.
▪ It is also worth going along to a beauty salon a month or so in advance to have your make-up done.
▪ Ask for Tuenda treatment and homecare products at your Depilex Appointed beauty salon.
▪ But Jude is used to going short of beauty sleep-although it doesn't show.
▪ She started her new job on Monday and she said she needed her beauty sleep before tackling the front attic.
▪ A girl needed her beauty sleep.
▪ Playing Desert Storm on my Sega console had not only eroded my morals, it had disturbed my beauty sleep.
▪ She wears a lot of makeup and even a false beauty spot on her cheek.
▪ Ted, who has lived for over thirty years in Yorkshire, will guide you to a different beauty spot every day.
▪ The beauty spot brings back horrific memories for the couple; memories of a night they were not meant to survive.
▪ Guests can enjoy trips to local beauty spots, dancing at a local hotel, and visits to local theatres.
▪ He attacked the couple as they cuddled in their car at a remote beauty spot.
▪ May we learn to appreciate its beauty and its comforts whilst we still have them to enjoy.
▪ One should pass the magnifying glass over to science; the eyes are sufficient to appreciate the beauties of the landscape.
▪ Let us hope visitors will appreciate the beauty of the house-whatever story they are told about recent history.
▪ To appreciate all of this beauty relies upon your noticing its subtleties.
▪ It was here, however, that I learned to appreciate the beauty of wild, unspoiled places.
▪ I am sure when it opens in May 1992, golfers will appreciate its outstanding beauty.
▪ It needs to be studied with some form of magnification to be able to appreciate its full beauty.
▪ Each had an individual story that complemented the other, creating ecological beauty and providing spiritual as well as physical sustenance.
▪ He was ugly to look upon, but he created great beauty.
▪ Arts of colour and harmony; the ability to create beauty in the environment around you.
▪ Yet we are always doing this, because we so like to enjoy contemplating the beauty of our feline companions.
▪ But he can not enjoy beauty or joy.
▪ Guests can enjoy trips to local beauty spots, dancing at a local hotel, and visits to local theatres.
▪ Rather I enjoy its beauty and the vagrant life I lead more keenly all the time.
▪ He did however enjoy the physical beauty of Cambridge, and retained a strong affection for the place on this ground at least.
▪ Advanced cyclists can enjoy the rugged beauty and the challenge of this West Texas terrain.
▪ Table mats will protect the surface but also allow you to enjoy the natural beauty of the wood grain.
▪ A little further away you can enjoy the natural beauty of Exmoor National Park.
a vision of beauty/loveliness etc
▪ In that dream he saw a vision of loveliness: himself as Foreign Secretary.
be evil/beauty/greed etc incarnate
▪ Eric's new car is a real beauty.
▪ He had written a poem about Sylvia, praising her charm and beauty.
▪ I found the temple a place of great beauty.
▪ I was impressed by the beauty and warmth of the people.
▪ Millions are spent every year on beauty products.
▪ Shaw was moved by the beauty of Handel's music.
▪ She was once considered quite a beauty.
▪ the beauty of America's national parks
▪ the beauty of the countryside in spring
▪ After that we found more dead birds, their beauty still unspoiled.
▪ But even the hidden threat down there was part of its beauty for him.
▪ She has a sort of degenerate beauty.
▪ This beauty comes from Sumatra and prefers soft acid water, which will coax out its best colouration.
▪ This may help one to see the beauty and wisdom of the natural world in a much more positive light.
▪ This was the birthplace of the Renaissance and its streets revel in artistic beauty.
▪ Today the bucolic beauty of the region hides a deeply entrenched and long-standing poverty.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Beauty \Beau"ty\ (b[=u]"t[y^]), n.; pl. Beauties (b[=u]"t[i^]z). [OE. beaute, beute, OF. beaut['e], biaut['e], Pr. beltat, F. beaut['e], fr. an assumed LL. bellitas, from L. bellus pretty. See Beau.]

  1. An assemblage of graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the [ae]sthetic 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.

  2. A particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature.

  3. A beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman.

    All the admired beauties of Verona.

  4. Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion. [Obs.]

    She stained her hair yellow, which was then the beauty.
    --Jer. Taylor.

    Beauty spot, a patch or spot placed on the face with intent to heighten beauty by contrast.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., "physical attractiveness," also "goodness, courtesy," from Anglo-French beute, Old French biauté "beauty, seductiveness, beautiful person" (12c., Modern French beauté), earlier beltet, from Vulgar Latin bellitatem (nominative bellitas) "state of being handsome," from Latin bellus "pretty, handsome, charming," in classical Latin used especially of women and children, or ironically or insultingly of men, perhaps from PIE *dw-en-elo-, diminutive of root *deu- (2) "to do, perform; show favor, revere" (see bene-). Famously defined by Stendhal as la promesse de bonheur "the promise of happiness."\n\n[I]t takes the one hundred men in ten million who understand beauty, which isn't imitation or an improvement on the beautiful as already understood by the common herd, twenty or thirty years to convince the twenty thousand next most sensitive souls after their own that this new beauty is truly beautiful.

[Stendhal, "Life of Henry Brulard"]

\nReplaced Old English wlite. Concrete meaning "a beautiful woman" is first recorded late 14c. Beauty sleep "sleep before midnight" is attested by 1850. Beauty spot is from 1650s. Beauty parlor is from 1894.\n\nThe sudden death of a young woman a little over a week ago in a down-town "beauty parlor" has served to direct public attention to those institutions and their methods. In this case, it seems, the operator painted on or injected into the patron's facial blemish a 4-per-cent cocaine solution and then applied an electrode, the sponge of which was saturated with carbolized water.

["The Western Druggist," October 1894]

\nBeauté du diable (literally "devil's beauty") is used as a French phrase in English from 1825.

adv. (context Canada English) Of high quality, well done. interj. (context Canada English) Thanks! Cool! n. 1 The property, quality or state of being "that which pleases merely by being perceived" (Aquinas); that which is attractive, pleasing, fine or good looking; comeliness. 2 Someone who is beautiful. 3 Something that is particularly good or pleasing. 4 An excellent or egregious example of something. 5 (qualifier: with the definite article) The excellence, e.g. the genius 6 (context particle obsolete English) A beauty quark (now called bottom quark). 7 Beauty treatment; cosmetology. 8 (context obsolete English) Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion.

  1. n. the qualities that give pleasure to the senses [ant: ugliness]

  2. a very attractive or seductive looking woman [syn: smasher, stunner, knockout, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish]

  3. an outstanding example of its kind; "his roses were beauties"; "when I make a mistake it's a beaut" [syn: beaut]


Beauty is a characteristic of an animal, idea, object, person or place that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, culture, social psychology and sociology. An "ideal beauty" is an entity which is admired, or possesses features widely attributed to beauty in a particular culture, for perfection.

The experience of "beauty" often involves an interpretation of some entity as being in balance and harmony with nature, which may lead to feelings of attraction and emotional well-being. Because this can be a subjective experience, it is often said that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

There is evidence that perceptions of beauty are evolutionarily determined, that things, aspects of people and landscapes considered beautiful are typically found in situations likely to give enhanced survival of the perceiving human's genes.

Beauty (disambiguation)

Beauty is an aesthetic characteristic.

Beauty may also refer to:

Beauty (2009 film)

Beauty is a 2009 Japanese drama film directed by Toshio Gotō. The film explores themes of love, beauty, kabuki, and the strength of human spirit. It was entered into the 31st Moscow International Film Festival.

Beauty (novel)

Beauty is a novel by Raphael Selbourne first published in 2009 about a young Muslim woman – the eponymous heroine – in search of personal freedom. Beauty was awarded the 2009 Costa First Novel Award.

Beauty (Neutral Milk Hotel album)

Beauty is the second demo recorded by Neutral Milk Hotel, recorded in 1992, released on a cassette tape.

Beauty (song)

"Beauty" is a song by the American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, released as the second single and final single on their 1997 album Generation Swine. The song charted at number 37 on the Mainstream rock charts.

Beauty (2011 film)

Beauty is a 2011 South African film directed by Oliver Hermanus. It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the South African entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.

Beauty (dog)

Beauty (4 January 1939 – 17 October 1950), a wirehaired terrier, was a Second World War search and rescue dog considered to be the first rescue dog, who was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945. She is among a number of Dickin Medal winners who are buried in Ilford Animal Cemetery.

Beauty (Ryuichi Sakamoto album)

Beauty is the eighth solo studio album by Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto. Both a Japanese and an international version were released by Virgin Records in 1989 and 1990, respectively. The international release contains the track "You Do Me (Edit)" featuring singer Jill Jones, a song previously released as a single.

Beauty (TV movie)

Beauty is a 1998 CBS-TV-movie starring Janine Turner, Jamey Sheridan and Hal Holbrook based on Susan Wilson's 1997 novel.

Beauty (ancient thought)

Beauty for ancient thinkers existed both in form, which is the material world as it is, and as embodied in the spirit, which is the world of mental formations.

Usage examples of "beauty".

Thus attended, the hapless mourner entered the place, and, according to the laudable hospitality of England, which is the only country in Christendom where a stranger is not made welcome to the house of God, this amiable creature, emaciated and enfeebled as she was, must have stood in a common passage during the whole service, had not she been perceived by a humane gentlewoman, who, struck with her beauty and dignified air, and melted with sympathy at the ineffable sorrow which was visible in her countenance, opened the pew in which she sat, and accommodated Monimia and her attendant.

His brother, Thrasimund, was the greatest and most accomplished of the Vandal kings, whom he excelled in beauty, prudence, and magnanimity of soul.

Evensong An Epitaph on a Goldfish Beauty Accurst To a Dead Friend Sunset in the City The City in Moonlight V.

Halder addressed at once to Camilla, such unceremonious praise of her beauty, that, affrighted and offended, she hastily seized the arm of Mrs.

It was Monsignor Marbot who went in procession to the battlefield of the Marne with crucifix and banner and white-robed acolytes, and in an allocution of singular beauty consecrated those stricken fields with the last rites of the Church.

Theodora von Schenck and found her an utterly different kind of woman: handsome in her own way, but entirely lacking the aristocratic beauty of Ambrosine or the ethereal delicacy of Eloise.

Indeed, beauty was hardly limited to her class, since antenatal gene repair and intelligent nutrition produced handsome folk in every walk of life.

And so the days came and went, and the girl Antonomasia reached the age of fourteen, with a beauty so perfect that nature could do nothing to improve it.

Beauty, courtesy, and knowledge, and whatsoever appertaining to goodness a lady can have, has Death, who has destroyed all good in the person of my lady the empress, snatched from us and cheated us of.

Beauty is a secondary: the more primal appetition, not patent to sense, our movement towards our good, gives witness that The Good is the earlier, the prior.

The difficulty therefore which he apprehended there might be in corrupting this young wench, and the danger which would accrue to his character on the discovery, were such strong dissuasives, that it is probable he at first intended to have contented himself with the pleasing ideas which the sight of beauty furnishes us with.

My eyes followed the delicacy of the arching ribs, the heartbreaking beauty of the sculptured skull with a sense of awed astonishment.

They appeal to us not religiously, not historically, not intellectually, but sensuously and artistically through their rhythmic lines, their palpitating flesh, their beauty of color, and in the light and atmosphere that surround them.

The statue was female, exquisite in the beauty of its subject and the artistry of its crafter.

The young Rashemi paused to listen, entranced by the artless beauty of the song.