Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: biauté, from bel, biau 'beautiful', from Latin bellus 'pretty'


Related topics: Hair and Beauty
beau‧ty S3 W2 plural beauties


[uncountable] 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.


[countable] a woman who is very beautiful:
She was considered a great beauty in her youth.

poem/music/emotion etc

[uncountable] a quality that something such as a poem, song, emotion etc has, which gives you pleasure or joy
beauty of
the beauty of Shakespeare's verse


the beauty of something

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.

beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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

beauty is only skin-deep

used to say that how someone looks is not as important as a good character

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