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[n] the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
[n] an outstanding example of its kind; "his roses were beauties"; "when I make a mistake it's a beaut"
[n] a very attractive or seductive looking woman



Misc. Definitions

\Beau"ty\, n.; pl. {Beautie}s . [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 or 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. --Locke. The production of beauty by a multiplicity of symmetrical parts uniting in a consistent whole. --Wordsworth. 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. --Coleridge.
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. --Shak.
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.

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