|Origin:||biauté, from bel, biau 'beautiful', from Latin bellus 'pretty'|
beau‧ty S3 W2 plural beauties
a quality that people, places, or things have that makes them very attractive to look at:
her beauty and grace
an area of outstanding natural beauty
Millions of dollars are spent each year on beauty products.
a woman who is very beautiful:
She was considered a great beauty in her youth.
a quality that something such as a poem, song, emotion etc has, which gives you pleasure or joy
the beauty of Shakespeare's verse
a particularly good quality that makes something especially suitable or useful:
The beauty of e-mail is its speed and ease of use.
5 [countable] spoken
a very good, large etc example of something:
You should have seen the boat - a real beauty.
used to say that different people have different opinions about what is beautiful
used to say that how someone looks is not as important as a good character