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beautie


beautie


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beauty  \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.