Beauties
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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An assemblage of graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the [ae]sthetic faculty, or the moral sense. [1913 Webster]

Beauty consists of a certain composition of color and figure, causing delight in the beholder. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

The production of beauty by a multiplicity of symmetrical parts uniting in a consistent whole. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. A particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature. [1913 Webster]

3. A beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman. [1913 Webster]

All the admired beauties of Verona. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

She stained her hair yellow, which was then the beauty. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

{Beauty spot}, a patch or spot placed on the face with intent to heighten beauty by contrast. [1913 Webster]


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